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The NACD Community – NACD Facebook Group
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May 2020   I am pleased to announce that we are launching an NACD Facebook group. We are hopeful that this will serve as a vehicle to provide our members with even more support and to strengthen our community—our NACD family. It is very important, however, that we do it properly. The majority of families in the world are not … Read More

Sound Therapy in Quarantine: TSI – Targeted Sound Intervention
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It can be hard to find a silver lining in being quarantined during a global pandemic. Nothing about that sounds right. Yet stories are coming out daily about families discovering the beauty of family meals, enjoying activities with their kids, and getting creative with how they spend their time. There’s also the other side of the coin—the stresses of home … Read More

Free Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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by Sara Erling The following websites are offering free products or subscriptions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are only a FEW of the hundreds of websites. If you are interested in receiving more, please contact your coach. NACD recommends taking advantage of what is available to help you have fun learning with your kids! NACD We are offering … Read More

Why You Need to Talk to Us a Lot More
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by Ellen Doman Did you ever walk out of an evaluation and on the way home think of something you forgot to ask about in the evaluation? Did you ever think about the evaluation conversation the next day and think that you really didn’t get something the evaluator said? How about when you get a program activity that seems way … Read More

Anxiety in Our Children: How They Sleep, What They Eat, How They Move, The Basics
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by Sara Erling We have all heard it a thousand times: eating better, sleeping better, getting physical exercise helps our overall health. While this is something that our NACD families in general are very conscious about with their children with developmental issues, it is not uncommon to hear that those rules don’t really apply to everyone in the family. Let’s … Read More

Anxiety in Our Children: An NACD Series
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by Sara Erling Growing up in small town Idaho, anxiety was rarely expressed as an issue with children and adolescents. Anxiety was something that adults had. Even in college 20-24 years ago, stress was an issue when papers were due, or it was finals week. The talk of anxiety and panic attacks was never common, and medication was not needed … Read More

A Sense of Community: Impacting Children in Davenport
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by Sara Erling As many of you know, NACD is all about family. We encourage and empower parents to work with their children. We encourage and empower siblings to help siblings. We also encourage families working together to change mindsets about what truly is possible with our children, regardless of labels they may have received. I am so thankful to … Read More

News from NACD Romania: A Message for Us All
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by Bob Doman At the end of September in Brasov, Romania, one of our parents, Endre Csato, organized the second of his annual conferences, Galeria Terapiilor. The conference was for Romanian families who have children with disabilities and professionals involved in providing services to these children. I was honored to present the keynote speech via Skype last year. This year … Read More

Creating a Declaration for Independence
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A Special Note to Parents of Children in All Nations by Bob Doman Here in the United States we celebrate the 4th of July 1776 as our Independence Day. When that independence was actually achieved is a subject of debate between historians. On July 4, 1776 we adopted a resolution declaring our independence from Great Britain and the king—a resolution … Read More

Paying it Forward: Donation Helping More Families Join NACD
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While funds last, NACD initial membership is reduced from $950 to $450 I’m happy to report that in response to my father’s article, “What It’s All About, Entering 2018”, we received a donation to the NACD Foundation from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The donation was earmarked specifically to subsidize the initial NACD membership, making it easier for … Read More

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