Author Archives: Coly Puzzuoli

Social Stories: A child’s best friend to new opportunities

Ever get nervous before a big event? Maybe you’re going to be around people you’ve never met or experience something new for the first time? We can all relate to that building anxiousness of the unknown. This feeling can be intensified for children with disabilities or sensory sensitivities. Fortunately, there are some tools you can use to help prep your little one for a wonderful new experience. That’s where social stories come in. Read More ›

All About Developmental Disabilities

We are lucky enough to live in a world full of unique people of every ability. We ALL have a story and the more we learn about each other’s stories, the stronger we become as a whole. Take a moment to explore these FAQs about developmental disabilities and challenge your knowledge about the diverse abilities in your community!

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One Parent to Another: The Power of Connecting

When you’re a parent, the list of questions you ask yourself on any given day is endless. Who is taking the kids to soccer practice? What about homework? And so on. But when you’re the parent of a child with special needs that list can get more complex. Is this day care going to be the right fit? Is my child receiving the right supports in school? Should we change her IEP? It’s easy to quickly feel overwhelmed and at times maybe even isolated. Fortunately, you are not! As an Agency Summit DD is here to be your partner, yet, sometimes there is nothing quite like sharing experiences with someone going through exactly the same thing. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the ways that you can connect with parents like you and strengthen your circle of support. Read More ›

Jim Gill Concert

Jim Gill is a man of many talents. He can write infectious kids songs, he can play a mean banjo and he can turn any ordinary space into a colorful world of fun for kids. But it turns out, catchy tunes and rocking dance moves are not the best part of a Jim Gill concert. What really steals the show is the concert’s focus on inclusion. The music becomes a bridge for kids of all abilities to connect, where the only differences that exist between them is the creative ways they choose to bust a move. Read More ›

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