December 2020 Newsletter

When I started Orange Socks, I wasn’t aware of the impact it would have. Not only on others, but on myself as well. I have been incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to meet so many parents and siblings who, like you, have someone in their life who has a...

Adaptive Shoes

People come in all different shapes and sizes; this is a well-known fact. For most of us, finding clothing and shoes that fit aren’t an issue. What about those with physical disabilities? Unfortunately, those with physical disabilities have limited options or no options at all.

November 2020 Newsletter

With the season of holidays approaching, I wanted to touch on something that I think is very pertinent during this time. In my interview with Amy Jandrisevits I mention how ignoring differences isn’t how parents want you to respond to their child who has a...

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is changing the ways people with disabilities can interact in the world around them. The number of students enrolled in a special education setting is increasing each year. One way educators are helping ensure that each student’s individual needs are met is through technology.

Sock Talk: All About The Special Olympics

In this episode, we dive into the history surrounding the formation of the Special Olympics. We interview Rebecca Ralston, who is the director of the Young Athletes Program of The International Special Olympics.

Find Hope

There are others out there who know exactly how you feel.

Every four and a half minutes a child is born or diagnosed with a condition parents never dreamed would be their reality. If this is you, you’re in the right place. You’re not alone.

Stories

Sometimes the best therapy is knowing that someone else has been through it. Watch parent and sibling stories.

Local & National Resources

Browse resources submitted by loved ones facing similar diagnoses. Or if you have a resource, submit it online!

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

It has been observed that interacting with animals can reduce stress and anxiety, increase certain brain chemicals associated with healthy behavior and function, reduce depression in older adults and have a significant improvement on behavior in children . The bond created between humans and animals has been used for several decades as a therapeutic strategy to help many different issues.

December 2020 Newsletter

When I started Orange Socks, I wasn’t aware of the impact it would have. Not only on others, but on myself as well. I have been incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to meet so many parents and siblings who, like you, have someone in their life who has a...

Support for Your Child Through the Holidays

Support for Your Child Through the Holidays

The holidays bring many changes into our lives. For most people these changes are exciting and help us set the mood for our celebrations. If you or your child has a disability, these changes come with unexpected anxieties and stress. Here are several tips to help ease the stress some people feel when the holiday season starts.

Adaptive Shoes

Adaptive Shoes

People come in all different shapes and sizes; this is a well-known fact. For most of us, finding clothing and shoes that fit aren’t an issue. What about those with physical disabilities? Unfortunately, those with physical disabilities have limited options or no options at all.

November 2020 Newsletter

With the season of holidays approaching, I wanted to touch on something that I think is very pertinent during this time. In my interview with Amy Jandrisevits I mention how ignoring differences isn’t how parents want you to respond to their child who has a...

What will you do with your one wild and precious life?

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