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

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... 

FREE National Parks Pass for People / Families with Disabilities

FREE National Parks Pass for People / Families with Disabilities

Did you know that a person with a permanent disability can gain free access for life to national parks, wildlife preserves and other locations? I had no idea! The pass is usually $80 per year. The person with the disability can also bring along some friends for free! The Forest Service, the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation all... 

7 Reasons a Pet is Good For Your Special Needs Kid

7 Reasons a Pet is Good For Your Special Needs Kid

1. Kids love animals. Animals make kids happy. 2. Pets can be calming. Petting a dog, listening to the purr of a cat or just gazing at a fish tank can lower blood pressure and stress levels, according to WebMD. 3. The chores involved with caring for a pet can help teach kids responsibility and empathy as well as help the child feel productive. 4. The physical acts involved with caring for a pet can... 

I’m A Special Needs Soccer Mom  …she’s come a long way, baby

I’m A Special Needs Soccer Mom …she’s come a long way, baby

Sometimes being a soccer mom is a miracle My child is now on a soccer team. That seems like such a mundane statement, and the driving to and from games and the extra strain to find time to do homework and make dinner is wearing me out. But in the middle of it all I try to take a moment to remember that the fact that she is on a soccer team is not mundane at all – in fact, it is almost miraculous!... 

Sensitive Santa for Special Kids: Coming to a Town Near You…

Sensitive Santa for Special Kids: Coming to a Town Near You…

Back in 2010 when I first wrote about the Sensitive Santa visiting time at some malls in Southern California it was a very new idea. I am so happy to report that now these experiences are becoming widely available around the world. Along with Sensory Friendly Films by AMC as well as concerts and plays, individuals with autism can now begin to expand their social experiences in a comfortable setting. Gentle... 

Stimming and Special Needs: The Good, The Bad and the Flappy

Stimming and Special Needs: The Good, The Bad and the Flappy

How do you react when when your dog greets you at the door with a wagging tail or your cat cuddles up to you and purrs loudly? You might think it’s cute or that the animal is just expressing its feelings. Do you ever get angry? do you ever think your pet is acting weird? Of course not, it’s just the natural way they use body language or their voice box. Now think about how most people...