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 has also served as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com.Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Rosie

How Special is Your “Special Needs” Child?

How Special is Your “Special Needs” Child?

THERAsurf takes special needs kids out onto the waves I have been struggling with the issue of labels. I have a special needs child, but I believe all children are special – and they all, in some way, have special needs, as I discussed in an early blog post. So, how special is “special”? Actually, my child doesn’t qualify for most programs – she isn’t “special” enough for them. But... 

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

One night as I flopped down next my daughter in her bed, I kissed her and said goodnight.  She wished me a goodnight back. There was a moment of silence during which I mentally listed all the household chores I still had waiting for me in the other room. Her sleepy voice interrupted my list. “You didn’t say it,” she objected. “Say what?” I was totally confused. I had... 

Summer Camps are “Serious Fun” for Special Needs Kids

Summer Camps are “Serious Fun” for Special Needs Kids

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:50 amSummer is in the distant future in my mind, but the buzz at my school’s pick-up and drop-off area has already turned to camp. Working parents (as well as stay-at-home parents) are scrambling to find programs that will keep their kids engaged and challenged and also give them great social skills and memories. Children with special needs may have serious medical... 

In This Brave New World, We Are EVERY Child’s Village

In This Brave New World, We Are EVERY Child’s Village

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:01 pmThere are many amazing blogs by mothers of children with special needs out there in the blogosphere. Recently I read a blog post by a mother of a special needs child about the bothersome reactions strangers have to her child when out in public. I reached out to her and left a comment reminding her that up until recently special needs children were automatically... 

A Sincere Thank You To Responsible Special Needs Caregivers…

A Sincere Thank You To Responsible Special Needs Caregivers…

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:24 amI was literally brought to tears by yet another story of a special needs child who was mistreated by their alleged caregivers. So, as Thanksgiving approaches, I want to express my gratitude, appreciation and admiration. Thank you…To every caseworker, nurse and doctor who questions parents and caregivers diligently and actually follows up… To... 

Would You “Sabotage” Your Special Needs Child For More Services?

Would You “Sabotage” Your Special Needs Child For More Services?

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:28 amWe all know the bad news about the economy. We also know that raising a child can be expensive, and raising a special needs child can be incredibly expensive. Public schools and agencies can’t keep up with demand, so only the most extreme cases qualify for services. Usually this involves an assessment or examination. Many times I struggle with myself...