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Nesting eagles halt construction in Hopatcong

Link to article: http://www.njherald.com/article/20160505/ARTICLE/305059985# Article:  Photo by Jake West/New Jersey Herald – Two eagles watch over their nest near Lake Hopatcong and the Atkins Companies’ Mariner’s Pointe project in Hopatcong. By David Danzis New Jersey Herald HOPATCONG — A pair of nesting bald eagles and their two eaglets temporarily have halted construction at the Mariner’s Pointe…

17 Ways to Encourage Communication with your Special Child

Link to original article Communication is fundamental to a child’s development. It is at the heart of relationships – it’s how we get to know each other – and it’s essential for learning, play and social interaction. So what happens if your child has a communication impairment? The following tips for encouraging communication have been…

What an Individual with Special Needs Can Teach Us About True Love

Link to original article In Ethics of our Fathers (Chapter 5 Mishnah 16) it says, “Any love that is dependent on something–when the thing ceases, the love also ceases. But a love that is not dependent on anything never ceases.” Some simple examples of love based on something that is fleeting would be loving someone for money, looks…

10 Types of Recreational Therapy to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Link to original article If you’ve been singing the therapy blues, maybe it’s time to try a different tactic.  Maybe it’s time for therapy to become fun. Recreational therapy is based on the idea of increasing a person’s independence and ability to function through participation in creative arts, dance, sports, adventure programs and puzzles or…

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