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

Eating Issues and Kids with Special Needs

Eating Issues and Kids with Special Needs

So many parents and caregivers struggle with issues surrounding food, with special needs kids and typical kids as well. For some kids the issues are medical so they require a specific diet, or they have a condition than includes low muscle tone. For others it’s a sensory thing, so they will only eat crunchy foods, or white foods, or the rules may change daily. For other kids it may be a control issue,... 

AMC Sensory Friendly Movies lineup for 2014

AMC Sensory Friendly Movies lineup for 2014

Family outings are a great way to spend time with your kids – you build memories and bond over fun activities and events. But for many kids with special needs, the typical family outing involves all sorts of challenges and obstacles that can make the experience overwhelming and frightening. AMC and the Autism Society of America have joined forces to offer first-run family friendly movies in theaters... 

Toys R Us Differently-abled Kids Gift Guide 2013 Now Available

Toys R Us Differently-abled Kids Gift Guide 2013 Now Available

Every year Toys R Us puts out a gift guide for special needs kids featuring a celebrity on the cover, safe play tips and other information from experts, and gorgeous photos of children playing happily. This year Gabby Douglas, 2012 gold medalist is on the cover and on the pages inside. Gabby is now working with Special Olympics to inspire young athletes. The guide is divided many different ways; by... 

The Magic of Motivation…with a little help from Chuck E. Cheese

The Magic of Motivation…with a little help from Chuck E. Cheese

A while ago a friend asked me for ideas to help motivate her child to brush her teeth. I know many people struggle with issues of motivation, whether dealing with special needs children or typical kids, so let’s  look at some ways to get your child to cooperate with your requests – or the teacher’s requests, or the coach’s requests….you get the idea.. Key in to what the child wants.... 

Products That Help Special Needs Kids Handle Tech Items Safely

Products That Help Special Needs Kids Handle Tech Items Safely

The good news is that there has been an increase in non-verbal kids finally finding their voices through IPads and other technology as communication devises. All kids, special needs and typical, seem to love using tablets, phones and other media devices. But let’s face it, kids are tough on stuff. Special needs kids – whose challenges may include fine motor skills, balance issues, meltdowns...