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Friday, July 2, 2010

Weekend Warriors #14

Click Here to see how it works:

There are no rules...(feel free to post an old or new post!)
This meme is for both Special Needs and Non-Special Needs Families
Educate yourself and your children about ours
this will run through the whole weekend
(Friday evening posted by 9pm PST
thru Noon Monday, PST )
so that Special Needs Families
will have time to participate..
we never know what any day is going to be like..

This weeks Questions:
(you do not have to answer questions, 
link whatever post you'd like)

Are there Holiday Events geared 
towards Special Needs Persons?
How does a Sensory Sensitive Adult or Child 
spend 4th of July?

My Post
(I chose to answer the Question)
I wear him out so that he's passed out sleeping by the time the loud events begin. I stay home with him and the older children spend the holiday with friends and family.
I haven't found events geared to my Special Needs child.  I have a Sensory Sensitive Child and I do daytime activities. He likes the hustle and bustle of outside but the dark, flashing, and loud bangs are overwhelming. 
So, I find a kids activity in my neighborhood, 
and make it a Special Needs event.

My Neighborhood Event:

How I've turned it into our Event:
(Facebook link, and my new FB page I created)

Tafari & I will meet 
with other Spectrum Families
to Ride for Autism!

Quote of the day:

There are things I can't force. I must adjust. 
There are times when the greatest change needed 
is a change of my viewpoint. 
~Denis Diderot

You can view our event pics this Sunday Afternoon 
on my blog and at
Thanks Brittany from Not Your Average Teen 
for all my new Buttons! 

Please link directly to your Weekend Warrior Post
(feel free to link posts with Special Needs Giveaways 
and informational links, but please, no links 
to ads for expensive items 
the average household cannot afford) 
Email Next weeks questions to


Brittany C said...

Aww! Thanks for the shout out! I will get to a post about Dylan soon! :)

Sharon's New Life said...

I'm your latest follower through Blog Hop Friday! I hope you'll stop by my blog at and say hello.

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.Please post our image so people know to comment and follow.
Have a great day!

Mama Wheaton said...

I never considered what the Fourth of July might be like for someone with sensory overload, thank you for the insight.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for linking up for our Friday Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by and follow me back! Also I have a ton of great giveaways going on right now! :)

Kim @ Chubby Cheeks Thinks

Show Me Mama said...

I am your new follower. Cool site you have here. You can visit me at

Happy Friday!

stash mama said...

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Living on Love and Cents said...

I found you on the social Parade. I really like your blog! I look forward to reading more! I hope you will stop by my blog sometime! Have a great weekend! ~Heather @loveandcents

LL Cool Joe said...

We don't celebrate the 4th of July in the UK, but as a family we do, as it's the day that our older daughter arrived in our home. It's not the legal adoption day, but the day she arrived as a 10 month old baby to live with us.

Now that's worth celebrating right? She's now a beautiful 15 year old. :)

ClosedOnSunday said...

Thanks so much for linking me...with Jenn's picture! LMAO! I laughed so hard when I saw that, but no big deal. Hahaha. I know you're busy.

That was actually my issue too. I had to work yesterday, so I was all over the place. I was so concerned with getting it written, that I COMPLETELY forgot to link!

Thanks again!