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Archive for November, 2014

Should you throw a birthday party for your child with special needs?

Evie's 8th birthday

Should you throw a birthday party for your child with special needs? When the time is right… YES! We did it. We finally had a ‘friend’ birthday party for our daughter Evangeline when she turned eight years old a couple of weeks ago. I know some of you are probably thinking, ‘why is this even a question?’ I get it. I really do. Of course all kids deserve parties. But for some of us, it just isn’t that simple. The thought of a party frightened…