Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Friday



I should have some great spotlights in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned, but in the meantime I thought I'd share a couple of cool special needs related links.

Hashtag #toylikeme social media campaign spreads like wildfire in the UK for smaller (and now larger) toy companies to start making toys with disabilities.  Such a fantastic idea!

LOVE this story about a special needs mama fighting to let special needs families take vacations.  The gist--a lot of medically fragile children receive hours of round the clock nursing care for their children each week paid for by medicare.  BUT these families can't use these same allotted hours to allow a nurse to come with their families on vacation.  In her own words, "Our seriously disabled child doesn't have the right to visit his own grandmothers."  This needs to change.  Read more here, sign the petition here (already 13,000+ strong!).  

Have a fantastic weekend!
XO,
Migs

1 comment:

  1. Our family has appreciated the quality of Lakeshore's toys for years. When Tucker discovered the little girl in the wheelchair (from the Block Play People with Differing Abilities set) did not fit through Lakeshore's Store Doors, we wrote a note and the company IMMEDIATELY responded with modifications to the toys - we received a new, wider set within weeks. The toys are meant for childcare centers, primarily, and so are very durable. I'm glad our boys have been exposed to toys that look like all kinds of people, and to the idea that they can change the world with their own small discoveries... http://betzfamilycolumbus.blogspot.com/2013/01/lakeshore-listened.html

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