I would like to welcome you to fcwsn.com, the web site designed for
children with special needs. After years of
collecting, I realized I have enough information and motivation to share it
We provide information and links to resources For Children
With Special Needs. We hope this website will give parents and
providers newfound knowledge, creativity and determination to be the
child's strongest advocate, friend and confidant!
You will find many of my narratives in different areas of this
web site. They are denoted with quotation marks and indented. Such as the following
quote which gives a brief description of the conception of this web
"The mere thought of this web site was not born until my grandson
was diagnosed with special needs. I was devastated. I was in denial. I
blamed other things. I blamed other people. Why was this happening to him?
just wanted to believe that it wasn't true, that it would go away if I shut my eyes really tight. Well, I soon
realized it was happening. It was reality. But I didn't know how to help
him. So, I reached out and accepted all the help I could find.
I took action and lots of it!"
Determined to do everything in his best interest:
I researched his needs and our rights,
I listened to my mentor at Metropolitan Family
Services and accepted respite services from a
I contacted the Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)
and got him an awesome Leisure Buddy,
I found Fun Time Junction...a park
district daycare program that has a partnership with NEDSRA,
I networked with other moms and finally found a great pediatric
dentist that my grandson would sit for,
I found a natural nutrient; Feed my Brain (FMB) and
was able to decline his almost prescribed Ritalin!
I found other helpful websites
- I continue to network and find special providers
like Jim Elliott,
a scuba diving instructor dedicated to serving special children like
Finally...we can leave the house as a family and have fun
at places like Chuck E Cheese! Read
the enclosed pages to learn how I helped my
grandson, and how you can help
the special child in your
As you navigate through this site I hope you'll find useful information.
If you have any questions or comments, please visit our contact
page. Please remember, this information is updated on a regular basis so
be sure to visit frequently!