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

My Special-Needs Child is Now a Tween …Wait, Not Ready Yet!

My Special-Needs Child is Now a Tween …Wait, Not Ready Yet!

Last updated on August 5th, 2016 at 01:36 pmMy child is now officially a tween. She has one foot still firmly planted in childhood, wanting to play games and pretend and collect stuffed animals. With the other foot she has started to dip her toe into the shallow end of early womanhood. This terrifies her, and it terrifies me even more. Just yesterday, even as she complained about the smell as I polished... 

Thank you Danny – I Forgot You Don’t Always See Special Needs

Thank you Danny – I Forgot You Don’t Always See Special Needs

Last updated on June 27th, 2016 at 12:04 pmEvery day of the school year as I crept along in my car in Los Angeles traffic, I passed an elementary school. There were always many children walking with adults, but one boy caught my attention. He was incredibly overweight, and he didn’t walk as much as waddle. His feet barely fit in his sneakers. When I first started seeing him and his mother I got a... 

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...