Gas Mask Distribution Information

This post was originally published in 2011 but has been completely updated. With the threat of war, the home front command has a new phone number for gas mask distribution information: 104. There may be a long wait. You can also order home delivery, via the post office. Phone: *2237 or leave a … [Read more...]

Thank You to a Stranger from a Special Needs Mom

Please welcome Hadassah Rosenthal for today's guest post. Hadassah's moving story has a lesson for all parents. Yesterday was my 5-year-old daughter's first day at the pool. I've heard way too many stories about kids on the Autistic Spectrum who wandered into water and ended up drowning. So, … [Read more...]

Fighting City Hall: Get Services for Your Special-Needs Child

A  friend is trying to help an immigrant family access services for a special-needs child. She asked me for ideas, so I called my neighbor who used to work within the special education system. My neighbor's tips were so helpful that I asked for permission to publish them.  She agreed and even … [Read more...]

Autism Diagnosis: Dreaming a New Dream

This is a guest post by Victoria Feinerman. When our son, Z, was 13 months old, we took him to the pediatrician. We were concerned that he had only learned a couple of words, never pointed to items of interest, and failed to look at things pointed out to him. The doctor replied that we should … [Read more...]