It's All About Me

Reaching Out

Dear Families with Special Needs Children,

Although we are a local organization for special needs children located in the Edgewater/New Smyrna Beach area of Florida, we often receive emails from parents across the country who want to join us. Most are disappointed when they find out that we are not located any where near them.

My own sister is one of those parents. She and her family live in New York making it impossible for them to participate in any of our activities. However, she and I have come up with an idea on how to make Friend Zone accessible to all families regardless of their location. We are introducing the “It’s All About Me!” series. This will be an ongoing series of posts by families who wish to share something about their child.

You and your child may want to share something everyday, every so often or just once. Your child may choose to share their ideas, thoughts, photos and/or videos. Anything they want to contribute is fine as long as you are comfortable with it and it isn’t obscene or offensive.

You may choose to identify your child by name or just by age and gender or not at all, that’s up to you. We’d love to see your child eating, talking about the weather, swimming, putting on socks, signing, hugging dad, sharing photos of their cat, video game collection, artwork, telling us their favorite color, sharing a story, funny jokes, or just being themselves. We welcome all of it.

The goal of the “It’s All About Me!” series is not only to reach those who can’t reach us but to give a voice to all in a safe and accommodating way. We truly believe that every child has something to share and we’d love to hear from them.

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Now to kickoff our “It’s All About Me!” series, here is a video my 10 year old nephew, Taylor, submitted. Taylor has Asperger’s, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. He loves science and in this video he’s just mixed up a bowl of Oobleck. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid, which simply put is both a liquid and a solid. As Taylor will demonstrate, Oobleck reacts like a liquid when he eases his hand in to the mixture, however, when pressure is applied the Oobleck reacts like a solid. Enjoy the video!