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

Website: http://www.BenefitsByRosie.com

Articles by Rosie

Dropping the Rope: Letting My Special Needs Child Grow

Dropping the Rope: Letting My Special Needs Child Grow

Last updated on May 14th, 2016 at 12:53 amMy child recently started behavioral therapy. I have written before about the fine line between helping and enabling and my desire for her to be more independent – even if she doesn’t want to be. I mean, who wouldn’t rather have someone else do their chores for them? What kid really wants to sit down and do homework? But whether she wants to do... 

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

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

Last updated on March 30th, 2016 at 11:28 amAlthough 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... 

Should We Let Special Needs Kids Win?

Should We Let Special Needs Kids Win?

Last updated on February 24th, 2016 at 12:20 pmA 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... 

Milestones for Parents of Special Needs Children

Milestones for Parents of Special Needs Children

Last updated on January 6th, 2016 at 07:10 amFrom 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... 

To All Caregivers of Kids (Especially Special Needs): Two Words

To All Caregivers of Kids (Especially Special Needs): Two Words

Last updated on November 24th, 2015 at 04:59 pm 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... 

Meet the Asperger Experts: AS Kids, Now Helping Others Thrive

Meet the Asperger Experts: AS Kids, Now Helping Others Thrive

Last updated on October 12th, 2015 at 03:16 pmAsperger 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...