About Rosie Reeves

Rosie Reeves is a writer and mother of three; including one with special needs. She works side-by-side with her daughter’s therapists, teachers and doctors. Rosie also serves as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner and as a contributor on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com. Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Rosie

Special Things for Special Kids, Part I

Special Things for Special Kids, Part I

Every parent/caregiver has their own list of tools that have helped them get through the tough times. Not all tools work for every kid, so we parents/caregivers of kids with special needs have probably filled storage bins with products that we rate as a fail. We also flushed away lots of money on these alleged miracle products that were going to be our solution to a specific problem. Allow me to share... 

What Does Independence Mean For Your Special Needs Child?

What Does Independence Mean For Your Special Needs Child?

As you gear up to celebrate The Fourth of July, take a moment to think about the idea of independence.  How far has your special needs child come thus far? How many things can he or she do independently now that seemed out of reach a while ago? No matter how small, be sure to celebrate each speck of progress. And the next. And the next. Eventually those specks can build something amazing. There... 

Looking Back: A Special Needs Child’s Struggle for Freedom

Looking Back: A Special Needs Child’s Struggle for Freedom

Since it’s Memorial Day and we take the time to honor those who have fought for our freedom I thought I would remind you to look back and appreciate all the struggles and victories you and your special needs child have faced. As I have mentioned, my child was never supposed to walk or talk but she does all that and more. Even if she had never made those strides (pun intended) we would love her... 

Severity of Child Autism Tied to Motor Skills Development Delays

Severity of Child Autism Tied to Motor Skills Development Delays

In yet another newly discovered early sign of autism,  researchers from Oregon State University have shown that motor skill deficiencies are present in very young children with autism. The study is the first to show how the severity of the delay may also correlate with the severity of a child’s autism. Both fine and gross motor skills may be affected, however the child’s intelligence... 

The Latest Autism Statistics and How They May Be Wrong

The Latest Autism Statistics and How They May Be Wrong

You probably heard about the latest statistics on the incidence of autism according to research by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The newest ratio is 1 in 68 children, although many believe that number is still too low. The research only includes children who have been screened by a healthcare professional or a school, so anyone living without healthcare or doesn’t go to school is...