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

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... 

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...