This week is Feeding Tube Awareness week. A tubie is someone who require a feeding tube for their nutrition and medication. There are several different types of feeding tubes. The one my son currently has is called a Mic-Key low...
In 2018 I came across a special Facebook post. It was an opportunity for families of children with special needs to take free pictures with Santa. It was being held at a local church by Tammy Colleu of Prancing...
Engaging adults and children with sensory disorders can be a challenging task, especially in an environment where they don't feel in control. That's why Richland Library is excited to announce the opening of our interactive Southeast Multisensory Room (7421 Garners Ferry Rd.,...

When It’s Your Time

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I don’t like to talk about things like my weight. I don’t like to talk about things like my struggle with depression. I don’t like to talk about things like my anxiety attacks. But I am going to write about...
When you became a mom there are all sorts of things you wish you knew or didn’t think you would need to know. Coming to grips with being a mom of a child with any sort of special need...
The South Carolina State Museum is pleased to host “Accessibility Mornings,” beginning Saturday, September 10 from 9 – 11 a.m. This special program provides free access for families of children, teenagers and young adults who would benefit from a...
Summer is coming to end. For some, it's already ended. New year, new chapter. This can be a very exciting time for many, but for some, a new year presents all the unknowns, which can cause anxiety for not...
My son and I have this thing where we say “I love you” in sign language, and then flip it around to make the Spider-Man “thwip” hand. Sometimes he’ll kiss his palm and shoot it to me like he’s...
The month of April is Autism Acceptance Month. It used to be called Autism Awareness month. However, that was recently changed. Anyone that has felt the effects of Autism knows there is a huge difference between awareness and acceptance....
In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, is hosting their very first Autism Awareness Night on Tuesday, April 19th. Not only is it $2 Tuesday ($2 hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks and 12...
Being the parent of a child with special needs isn't easy. There are days we get up not feeling well ourselves but have to put how we are feeling aside in order to care for our children. Caring for...

Pride and Autism

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When my son turned two, our pediatrician first mentioned Autism. We had been keeping an eye on my son’s speech, knowing he was delayed. He was never non-verbal, but also not where he should have been. Cal is our...
Being the mom of a child with special needs requires a unique strength. Special needs moms have a different way of viewing the world. But there is something that makes them just like any other parent; they want to...
I was walking through Target with my son and we saw the school supplies all being set out. The summer items were already dwindling and being replaced by crayons, markers, and notebooks. It’s July. Summers seem to be shorter and...
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3 Reasons to Visit All Thirteen Richland Library Locations

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Columbia has many family entertainment options, including Riverbanks Zoo, trampoline parks, bowling alleys, and museums. Libraries are sometimes an overlooked source of entertainment, but...

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