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 and serves 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

10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 10:45 pmOnce upon a time, the politically correct way to refer to someone with a mental disability was to use a term like moron or idiot.  At the time these were actual medical terms with specific criteria.  Today we are moving away from labeling a child as “autistic” and using “a child with autism” since autism is just one part of this child’s... 

Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs

Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs

The other day my three children and I got into a discussion about special needs kids. They all go to a charter school with a mission statement of inclusion, and many special needs students are enrolled there. There are “paras” in each class – paraprofessionals who assist these special students. Each class has space for three special needs children. My 6-year-old son commented that his kindergarten... 

Emergency preparedness and Special Needs Kids

Emergency preparedness and Special Needs Kids

Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone, but it is crucial if you have a special needs child in your family. Here in Southern California we tend to focus on earthquakes, but whether you are concerned about doomsday, zombies or natural disasters being ready can make a big difference. Emergency kits are important, and not only in your home. Schools should have a kit for each child,... 

Child Has a Severe Allergic Reaction: Can Your School Help Them?

Child Has a Severe Allergic Reaction: Can Your School Help Them?

The sad story of a seven year-old girl who was unwittingly given a peanut by a classmate in Virginia and later died from an allergic reaction has brought attention to the issues surrounding food allergies and medical treatment at schools. The school legally couldn’t give any medication that wasn’t supplied by the parent. What are the regulations at your child’s school around food... 

Atypical Representation: Special Needs Is Out of the Closet

Atypical Representation: Special Needs Is Out of the Closet

Last updated on October 14th, 2018 at 08:24 pmRecently there has been a lot of talk about diversity – in the workplace, in politics and in entertainment. Usually people assume diversity means people of different races being represented, but it also means people of different abilities. In the past we occasionally saw a lead character in a wheelchair or with some other disability but lately some... 

Should Special Kids Take Standardized Tests? Intelligent Lives

Should Special Kids Take Standardized Tests? Intelligent Lives

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:57 pmWhile you and your child might be excited about the new backpack, lunch box and outfits back to school also brings a lot of anxiety for students with learning challenges and special needs and their parents. Not only will they be subjected to homework and (gulp) tests, there is something else looming on the horizon – intelligence testing. You have probably...