Life Hacks for MWS families

Released March 1, 2022 Travel Tips Take a travel bag with you on trips. Safeplace bedding.com provides safe solutions so your child does not fall off of a bed. You can strap this on to any size of mattress even air mattresses. The mission of Safeplace Bedding is to give the WHOLE family the joy […]

Caregiving Corner

Released March 1, 2022 The MWSF Community Advisory Board would like to share some tips and resources for caregivers: Counseling can help We go through rough phases when our children are in the hospital – we don’t realize how traumatic it can be on our lives and physical health. Sometimes you don’t really realize how […]

MWS Family of the Month – the Stegg Family

Life Hacks for MWS families

Released February 22, 2022 Keep a backpack handy (by the door) in case of emergencies. In the backpack keep emergency medications, snacks, extra clothes, diapers, and small toys. Purchase multiple copies of favorite toys and keep them in each room and the car – this will eliminate problems if a favorite toy is lost or […]

Caregiving Corner

Released February 22, 2022 The MWSF Community Advisory Board would like to share some age-based advice with our community: Infants It is important to enroll in Early Intervention Services as soon as possible Connect with all the different types of Medical Professionals as soon as possible to develop a responsive Care Team: Primary Care Physician, […]

MWS Family of the Month – the Donlevy Family

Life Hacks for MWS families

Released December 1, 2021 Double-wrap your child’s bed If night time accidents tend to happen in your household, the, this hack is for you. Put a mattress protector and then a sheet over it. Then, put on another mattress protector and sheet. If your child has an accident, you can simply peel off one layer […]

Caregiving Corner

Released December 1, 2021 The MWSF Community Advisory Board would like to share some information about connecting to resources: Since 2006, the Case for Inclusion has been a leading source for data and policy recommendations regarding the effectiveness of state Medicaid programs in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.   This […]

MWS Family of the Month – the Andrews Family

Life Hacks for MWS families

Released November 1, 2021 The Child Mind Institute has a list of helpful life hacks that talks about everything from putting clothes on to toothpaste flavors: https://childmind.org/article/parenting-hacks-for-special-needs-kids/ Target now sells clothing for children with special needs: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2017/08/17/target-clothing-special-needs/24042/ https://www.target.com/c/kids-adaptive-clothing/-/N-1laue Inclusive parenting talks about the importance of routines: https://positivespecialneedsparenting.com/5-life-hacks-for-special-needs-parents/