Wordless Wednesday: Special Needs

This week we asked: What do special needs look like in your family?

(Read more about responding with sensitivity on our resources page, and enjoy this week’s articles on special needs.)

From Alicia: Alicia’s daughter has a speech delay. Early intervention provided some communication picture boards for Sweets. Here is one focused on food words. Note the picture they used for the word “milk”!

Alicia blogs about breastfeeding at Lactation Narration and about special needs at My Baby Sweets.

Fiona says, “My husband and our 6 week old daughter, Alidia, showing their support for our good friend’s organization, Spectrum Designs. Spectrum Designs aims to be one of the world’s first fashion labels , inspired and produced by individuals with special needs. Their major goal is to raise awareness among the general population regarding the abilities and employability of individuals with Autism. Feel free to check them out or ‘like’ them on Facebook.”

Fiona and her husband run a small school and free summer camp for children in the Dominican Republic. Learn more at Esperanza Project.


Nain’s lap is one of Moira’s favorite places to be. How luck for her that Nain needs help walking, so her lap is available even when we are out and about.

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

From Brittany: A sensory processing disorder won’t hold me down!!!

Sara says, “Part of parenting our daughter Rachel who is on the Autism Spectrum means a lot of outside play.  She has more energy than inside allows.”

Sara blogs at This Mom Loves.

Amy of Anktangle helps her son
Daniel (who has sensory issues) to cope through a difficult morning.
Here, Amy squeezes and rocks Daniel in a glider as he listens to
special filtered music while wearing a weighted backpack, sucking on a
pacifier (with an extra just in case), and watching a calming cosmic
art game.

Tell us: What do special needs look like in your family?

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Special Needs

  1. Lauren  

    This is so great to see what special needs look like for different families. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your lives!

  2. Darcel {The Mahogany Way}  

    Great theme for WW, and love seeing how special needs looks for different families. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    I’m so glad to learn about Spectrum Designs! (And I love all of the pics, as always!)

  4. teresa  

    THese are great photos and amazing, beautiful families.

  5. Amy @ Anktangle  

    I’m so happy to have been a part of this week’s photos! It’s so interesting to see how “special needs” looks different for every family, and how we’re all so like everyone else at the same time. =)

  6. Brittany

    So glad we could be apart of this. For me it was nice to see other families were dealing with sensory issues and we are not alone.

  7. Fiona Austin

    This was a great theme and so interesting to see! So glad our photo could be included! :)

  8. Momma Jorje

    Great variety of pics here for the theme! Sorry I didn’t get one submitted myself.

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