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 [email protected] Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Rosie

To All Caregivers of Kids (Especially Special Needs): Two Words

To All Caregivers of Kids (Especially Special Needs): Two Words

Yesterday I had to leave work (again) because one of my kids was sick (again) and we went to the doctor (again). There was a tall young dad in the waiting room with a tiny infant. He juggled the supplies and the baby until he managed to find a bottle. Of course I made a fuss over the cuteness of the little bundle, despite the mortification of my own child who now stands 3 inches taller than me. The... 

Meet the Asperger Experts: AS Kids, Now Helping Others Thrive

Meet the Asperger Experts: AS Kids, Now Helping Others Thrive

Asperger Experts was the creation of Danny Raede & Hayden Mears. Both diagnosed with Asperger’s as kids, they created Asperger Experts to  help others find a way out of the immense pain and loneliness that often comes with an AS diagnosis. Danny was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 12, after his parents noticed him having some difficulties focusing at school. He spent most of... 

Transition to Independence Act Opens Doors for the Disabled

Transition to Independence Act Opens Doors for the Disabled

Like most special needs parents, I don’t have a lot of free time. Sometimes I can’t even keep up on the news or find time to vote (although I fixed that problem by voting by mail). But recently three senators put party lines aside to work together on the Transition to Independence Act and this time I put a few things on hold to read up on it. This program would work through Medicaid to... 

To Hover or Not to Hover? THAT is the Special Needs Question

To Hover or Not to Hover? THAT is the Special Needs Question

I took my three kids (2 are typical, one has almost invisible special needs) to a theme park last week. As we were walking some park employees started to close a gate and told us we had to wait a bit before we could proceed. There was a young man standing next to me who asked his mom if it was a train or a carriage that was coming by. She said she didn’t know. He started watching a video on his... 

Thin Line Between Helping and Enabling My Special Needs Child

Thin Line Between Helping and Enabling My Special Needs Child

My special needs daughter always wants help. As she gets older I want her to start being more independent, which means that sometimes I say no when she asks for help. I encourage her and tell her I know she can do it on her own. And I feel guilty about it. For a long time I didn’t say no – I helped. And helping usually means doing it for her. I mean, her fine motor skills challenges make it... 

Video Games and Kids with Special Needs

Video Games and Kids with Special Needs

My kids are obsessed with video games. When they aren’t begging to play them, they sit and watch videos of other people playing them, or they are talking to their friends about them. A while ago I wrote an article on the benefits of Wii for kids with special needs, including using it for therapy and exercise. Virtual settings also allow kids with physical challenges to do things on screen that their...