Monday, February 27, 2012

News You Can Use - Volume 2

Here it is, folks.  My round-up of great stuff floating around the interwebs.

Electronic News:
Since so many of our kiddos need to avoid gluten,  Is That Gluten Free? is an iPhone and i-Pad compatible app that allows you to search it's database of almost almost 15,000 gluten free products to ensure that what you are buying is a safe choice.

If you haven't already heard about Gube, I think you're going to love it!  This app provides an interface of nearly 3000 pre-screened kid-appropriate videos - and more videos are being added all the time.  Think of it like a safe and searchable Youtube for kids.

Since we're on the subject of those expensive tablets, check out Friendship Circle's list of 14 iPad Cases for Your Child with Special Needs.  Actually, several of these cases would be great for anyone at any age and ability level.

Get Active News:

Another great post from Friendship Circle - 20 Bikes, Trikes, & Tandems for Children with Special Needs.  This almost blew my mind!  I had no idea there were so many options for our kiddos who might need a little extra help riding a bike or equipment to make bike riding even a possibility. I think Lily could master the Trailmate Mini Trike but I am in LOVE with the Buddy Bike!

Therapy News:

Need some insider tips on how to make the most of your therapy sessions?  Then Ellen, from Love That Max, has just the post for you:  Better Therapy Sessions for Kids with Special Needs:  Therapists Share! is full of all kinds of helpful information on how to get the most out of your therapy dollars.

Tax News:

Lisa over at Autism Wonderland tweeted this helpful article that you might have missed:  Special Tax Deductions for Special Education.  I actually attended a seminar recently on this very topic and will be sharing what I learned with you so be sure to check back.

Family News:

Just taking a moment to brag on my oldest... Ryley was recently asked by World Help, a humanitarian organization reaching impoverished people all over the world, to do a guest post for their blog.  Click here to read Snapshots from Guatemala and I think you'll discover who the real writer is in this family.

And just because I can, here are two cute pictures of the Bird:

Tooling around town, taking in the sights...

And demanding nicely asking me to put down the camera and give her more Sonic ice.

Have a great Monday!


  1. We now have or i-touch in TWO cases. You can never be too careful....and did she get more Sonic ice???

    1. Two cases - good idea. And yes, she did get more ice. I am forever her servant... sigh...

  2. I'm gonna have to check out Gube -- looks like a good deal!

    Congratulations to Ryley on her post too!

    1. Gube is good. I changed the age restrictions in the settings just so there are more little kid video choices - I give it a thumbs up!

  3. I was so busy reading Ryley's post (AMAZING, btw) and looking at bikes and downloading Gube that I forgot to come back and thank you... THANK YOU!! I love these posts you do. I really get so much out of them. Keep it up mom - although I have no idea how you find all these things! :)

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting on Ryley's post! I like finding and sharing some of the good stuff out there - it's fun! Glad you like it!


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