Thuy and Grace’s early experiences as parents to their daughter, Avery, were exactly as they’d imagined. Just like any other new family, they were proud of the accomplishments and milestones that they saw in their daughter. They were also hopeful for her future.
However, at 10 months old, Thuy and Grace discovered that Avery had a recessive genetic mutation which left her with significant loss of hearing. “It was a tremendous shock as neither of us knew anyone who was deaf in our respective families. After countless exams, emotional conversations, and advice from numerous professionals, we decided to surgically implant her with cochlear implants” the couple explained.
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Did you know that 40% of people self-diagnose themselves with aviophobia, or, the “fear of flying“?
Whether you love it or hate it, if you’re planning a family vacation this summer that involves flying, participating in an “Airport Rehearsal” with your son or daughter with special needs may make the actual travel experience easier and more enjoyable when the day comes!
What’s an “Airport Rehearsal,” you ask?
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It’s that time of year, again. Time to start making travel plans and booking your summer vacation activities!
Children of all ages love going to amusement parks. And children of all abilities should have the opportunity to participate in their favorite rides and themed attractions!
To make your visit easier and more enjoyable, many amusement parks provide assistance for individuals with special needs.
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