Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

Kids With Special Needs? Six Essentials To Make Life Easier And Enjoyable For Them

When you have a child with special needs, your life does not have to grind to a halt. You can make special changes to your home to make life easier, and you an alter your lifestyle to make their childhood as enjoyable as possible. Each step below will shine a light on a productive life for your child.

A Play Room

You need to put together a play room that your child can enjoy every day. You want to get special toys they can use make the room easy for the to get around. When they can play comfortably, they will develop better.

A Safe House

When you organize your house, be sure to make it easy to get around. You want to get all the clutter out of the house, and you want to make it easy for the child to walk a round. They will develop better if they are able to move around much more. If a wheelchair is necessary for your child, consider doing a little remodeling in the home, adding ramps and making hallways larger. A custom home builder in Peterborough or a city near you can make sure everything is built properly to benefit your family.

School

You want to send your kids to school so that they can meet new people. Kids love to make friends, and there is always going to be a group of friends where your child is going to be welcome. There are also special services that will help your child during the day. Be sure to find a school that has specialized programs to help them if they have learning disabilities. There are also many after school programs they can participate in for further development.

Get Out

Make sure that your child is able to get out and do all the things that other kids are doing as much as possible. Go to a football game, play baseball and go on picnics. You want your children to feel like they do not have special needs at all. While they may not be able to contribute to a sports team the same way as the other kids, there are still plenty of ways to make them feel included, and other activities they might thrive in.

Read To Them

When your child has memories of you reading to them, they are going to learn more quickly. Also, they will learn all the things you read to them. Your child could become an expert in the classics simply because you read all those books to them over the years.

Plan

You need to make a plan for your child to be as independent as possible when they grow up. You will not always be around for them, and you want them to be able to get a job and take care of themselves as much as possible. When they learn all these life skills, they will be able to feel more comfortable doing things without you helping them.

You must make sure you have a plan to improve your child’s life. There special needs do not need to get in the way when you follow the list above.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

Find Us on Social Media

We're here at the Mile High Hook & Ladder Club Muster spreading the word and raffling off tickets to our Boo-athon Bowling Event! Come see us! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

We are grateful for the privilege to provide families with a true shopping experience at our Market. We thank our community supporters, churches, civic groups and The Emergency Food Assistance Program for helping us make this a reality. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

A BIG thank you to long time supporters - Columbine United Church for collecting food from FIVE King Soopers locations to stock our dwindling food market inventory! Your support will truly make a difference this summer, as our shelves become bare compensating for kids being off subsidized school meal programs. You have really helped provide for this need, gave hope and restored dignity to those in need.@kingsoopers ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

IFCS On Twitter

Thank you Columbine United Church for collecting food from FIVE @KingSoopersNews locations! Our families in need really appreciate your support! #dogood #charity #colorado #littleton

Thank you Dry Creek Sertoma for donating children and adult clothing! These donations are essential to filling our clothing bank to help those in need. #dogood #charity #clothing #colorado

A BIG thank you to Cub Scouts #0004 from the Trail Mark area. They conducted their first food drive in the neighborhood and made us the recipient. Wag a great first community service for the #cubscouts. #dogood #charity #colorado

Load More...

Key Sponsors

Our Affliations

 

 

IFCS

Sign Up for our eNewsletter

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy

IFCS follows the USDA non-discrimination policy. Learn more by clicking here to read the statement. (PDF)