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

The Road Ahead For Special Needs Kids: Aging Out of School

The Road Ahead For Special Needs Kids: Aging Out of School

Although we continue to improve the educational opportunities and outcomes of our special needs kids, as they age out of school there are a whole new set of challenges ahead of them – and us. Many high-functioning individuals are very employable, and training and vocational programs may prepare some young adults for jobs. Others are lucky enough to be born into a family business which is familiar... 

Should We Let Special Needs Kids Win?

Should We Let Special Needs Kids Win?

A few weeks ago there was a sweet story about an undefeated high school senior wrestler named Deven who had a match against a student with Downs Syndrome named Andy and let him win. The media was making the senior out to be a hero, but the story bothered me. In the article the senior talks about how his opponent had good moves,and even the school coach complimented Andy’s wrestling skills, but... 

Milestones for Parents of Special Needs Children

Milestones for Parents of Special Needs Children

From the moment a baby is born, new parents (not to mention pediatricians) tend to obsess about milestones. Rolling over, sitting up, babbling, first steps are not only signs of your child’s development they also feel like validation that you are doing your parenting job correctly. But sometimes when you have a special needs baby these milestones don’t happen on schedule – sometimes they may... 

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...