Parent Pandemic Survival Kit
G.E.A.R. Parent Network and the Maine Parent Federation have announced that registration is now open for their free annual conference entitled Parenting During a Pandemic Survival Toolkit. This year, the conference will be held virtually for the first time and its...
Townsquare Media invites G.E.A.R. Parent Network onto the airwaves.
Cindy Campbell of TownSquare Media chats with Sarah Judge about the G.E.A.R. Parent Network.
Advice for transitioning your Adult Child to Adult Services
I write this as a parent who has experienced the complex and often overwhelming process of transitioning a child with a disability into adult services. In sharing my personal insight, I hope to provide parents and caregivers with information to help you to avoid any...
Where Parents Are
Compiled by Helen Jones (former G.E.A.R. staff member) through personal experience. There are 30-31 days in a month. Here are 31 examples of everyday life for us, the parents of children with special needs! Sitting in an emergency room or hospital with their...
Intervention Strategies For Attention Deficit Behaviors
Reduce stimuli whenever possible. Pay attention to and respond warmly to the child’s positive behaviors often. (such as playing quietly or being responsible) Communicate approval by facial expression, tone of voice and touch. Show excitement around accomplishments....
Importance of Maintaining Your Composure
As parents, many of us are full of emotion when we finally make the call to someplace/someone to help “fix” things for our child with special needs. What happens is, our emotions alienate the very person that can help us. Our emotions come through as frustration and...
Building Resilience in Your Children
Creating a Family Vision Statement
Talking About Your Child’s Diagnosis
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