website statistics

Glimpse of Commonalities

The first-ever Special Needs Mini-Con co-hosted by Support for Special Needs was a raging success. Just a couple of highlights…people didn’t want to leave and stood in the hall for a very long time talking and the surveys we received were overwhelmingly positive; high above a normal approval rating.

If you attended, we’d like you to share your experience on August 15 and come here and enter the URL and information on this page. We’ll list them all up so we can connect even more.

While we were at BlogHer we handed out a short, anonymous survey. It’s what we’ve always thought, and is the premise of this site, that there is more in common than separates us and it was proven while nearly 80 people shared space to talk about blogging and special needs. We talk about it in our About Us statement on our About Page.

I identify with special needs

MYSELF        6

MY FAMILY MEMBER         7

PROFESSIONAL     6

MY CHILD/REN         42

SPECIAL EDUCATOR NEEDS     5

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER          1`

I blog about special needs….

ANONYMOUSLY      6

PUBLICLY WITH NAME      6

PUBLICLY WITH NAME/PHOTOS   23

PUBLIC WITH CHILD PSEUDONYMS 3

Special needs include

ALL     1

ADHD/ADD   22

ADOPTION/SPECIAL NEEDS       4

AUTISM/AUTISM SPECTRUM       33

CEREBRAL PALSY 8

DOWN SYNDROME            3

FOOD ALLERGIES  8

LANGUAGE/AUDITORY      15

LEARNING DISABILITY       13

LIMB DIFFERENCE             2

MEDICAL SPECIAL NEEDS         15

MENTAL ILLNESS/MOOD DISORDER   9

RARE DISEASE       4

REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER

SENSORY INTEGRATION DYSFUNCTION/DISORDER            19

TOURETTE SYNDROME

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY           3

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT         5

UNKNOWN    2

OTHER:

Pseydohypo-para-thyroidism     1

TIA 1

Deafness       1

Auto Immune  1

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis  1

Prematurity    2 (1 extreme)

Therapy 1

Delays – speech, PT, OT, Social issues     1

Muscular Dystrophy  1

Marfan syndrome (CHD, connective tissue)          1

Kidney Disease 1

Special needs and financial planning         1

I am…

AWESOME   37

TIRED A LOT            35

RESILIENT    30

FUNNY 2

We hope you will join us in the conversations happening here about our commonalities.

Note: To support the site we make money on some products, product categories and services that we talk about on this website through affiliate relationships with the merchants in question. We get a small commission on sales of those products.That in no way affects our opinions of those products and services.

50 free prints
9 Comments
  1. August 10, 2011 | Reply
    • August 10, 2011 | Reply
  2. August 10, 2011 | Reply
    • August 10, 2011 | Reply
  3. August 10, 2011 | Reply
    • August 10, 2011 | Reply
    • August 10, 2011 | Reply
  4. August 10, 2011 | Reply

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *