Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed — Lifestyle

Bus Transportation & Inclusion in the Real World [Audio Training]

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Bus Transportation & Inclusion in the Real World [Audio Training]

  ***Special Needs Parents*** Do you struggle with the idea of your child NOT riding the "typical" school bus? Complete 60 minute INCLUSION class for Parents and Teachers with Bonus Downloads HERE: https://goo.gl/jUq5JT

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The REAL Bus Ride!

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The REAL Bus Ride!

Bus rides to and from school can be a HUGE deal for children in Special Education. Should they ride the general bus? Maybe get specialized transportation? Is a parent driving to and from school? Parents, Here's something I'd like you to keep in mind the next time you have to make a decision about transportation.... Transportation in the REAL WORLD does not have same age kids, assigned to seats, a ridiculous amount of noise and multiple riders breaking the rules. A bus in the reality is going to look more like the one I snapped a pic of this week...

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Traveling, It's Not Always Easy, But It's Worth It

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Traveling, It's Not Always Easy, But It's Worth It

I've always liked experiences vs things, but when my daughter suffered from severe seizures and I turned into an official "special needs mom"... experiences and living days to their fullest became even more important to me. So this year, as my oldest graduated 8th grade and we couldn't think of anything material that she really wanted, we started to plan a trip.  It was decided that I'd take only her with me for a mom and daughter trip to hang out before the big years of high school begin.  I'll do the same with my youngest when she graduates next...

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Amazon Amnesia - It Happens!

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Amazon Amnesia - It Happens!

Do you ever get an Amazon box at the door and think.... hmmm, I don't remember ordering anything! Me too!  Here's what showed up this week...  A pour over coffee dripper. I got rid of my coffee pot. What??? YES! I only drink one cup a day so I'd been using a french press, but I was curious about making my own pour over coffee. So for less than $10, I picked this up. I love that it makes my coffee taste like the fancy coffee houses in the city. It really doesn't take long to make and sometimes, let's...

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Special Needs Parents, Find Your Tribe & Love Them

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Special Needs Parents, Find Your Tribe & Love Them

Special Needs Parents, Find your tribe. The people who "get it". Maybe your tribe is just that one person you know you can be YOU with or maybe it's a few people you only see a few times a year....Love them hard. Don't let too much time pass between letting them know they are your tribe. Don't push them away when they are trying. When you have the extra energy, give it to them. These are your people....Accept that who you want to be in your tribe, might not be. Your family, your friends from last year, they may not...

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