The changes 2020 have brought…

As I watched Elizabeth tell me she was going to text one of her friends to “connect” with them.  I started thinking about how much this year has changed her and us. Sure, it was a pande...

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Tara@TalkTools 07 Feb 21

How to Raise Awareness for Your Child’s Special Needs

One of the phrases that I say a lot is “the gift of Elizabeth.” I use it to talk about the perspective that having her in our lives gives us. I use it to talk about the love she has br...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 19 May 18

Knightly’s First Word

Moments like this are exactly why we LOVE what we do!...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 14 May 18

How to Reflect On Your Year Meaningfully

When it gets to be this time of year, we go from quiet Thanksgivings to a veritable bell ringing at midnight on Thanksgiving that signifies the start of the Christmas season. The shopping,...

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TalkTools Marketing Team

How to Tend to Special Needs Child on Thanksgiving

Raise your hand if you cannot believe we are one day away from Thanksgiving, the official unofficial beginning of the holiday season. I feel like I just shut my door at the end of Halloween ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 11 May 18

Elizabeth: Graduating From High School!

I know that most of you know our story. I know that most of you know that our beautiful Elizabeth has two disorders. And I know you know that our journey has been quite winding and amazing. ...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 08 May 18

Wrapping Up the First Year of College

So hard to believe that Elizabeth is finishing her first year at her college program. I am so proud of her and all she is doing and all she is pushing herself to do. For the child who once f...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 17 Apr 18

“Stop & Teach”: Achieving Independence for Your Special Needs Child

I thought that maybe I would give everyone an update on how Elizabeth is doing in her life. ELIZABETH IS 20 YEARS OLD NOW. AND SHE IS IN A COLLEGE PROGRAM AT OUR LOCAL UNIVERSITY. The progra...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 19 Feb 18

Setting Goals & Defining Independence for Your Special Needs Child

I wanted to write about finding strength and the positive. I feel like I need to write about this because so much of the time, when you have a child with special needs, you can find yourself...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 22 Jan 18

5 Tips for “Conference”

If your school is anything like ours, you are nearing the coveted time called conference night. You may have already had yours. I used to solely rely on these times as my time to communicate...

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TalkTools Marketing Team 25 Nov 17