The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on local roads and parkways this time of year; however, many of our students must travel outside of their local neighborhoods to attend the Phoenix Center.  As a result, there are many stressors for both parents and children associated with riding the school bus.  Below are some […]

Even though you may feel as if you just settled into your summer routine, it is time to start the transition back to school.  Heading back to the classroom can be stressful for both parents and children; however, adding a little structure into everyone’s routine can decrease stress and prepare everyone for a successful school […]

Getting a haircut can be an extremely stressful event for an individual with special needs as well as those around them.  The stressors may result from the child’s inability to balance their senses appropriately and/or anxiety about the unknowns of the situation.  In addition, the equipment used can be intimidating and overwhelming and bring on […]

Winter is a time of change and stress for our children.  The days are shorter and the weather gets colder.  Changing from fall to winter clothes brings many challenges for our children.   With all the layers and extra clothing (gloves, scarves, hats, boots, etc.), dressing for winter can be a stressful and complicated process. It […]

Traveling with children, especially children with special needs, puts increased demands and stress on parents; however, that shouldn’t deter you from traveling.  Stay-cations are good sometimes, but everyone deserves time away to re-charge their batteries and to have some fun! Here are a few tips to help you and your child travel successfully… Research All […]