Special Happens

Special Happens

Editor, Author, Owner at Special Happens
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now  advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. He has also undergone a hemispherectomy in June 2012 for intractable epilepsy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens and a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation. She resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.
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Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD | Sensory Focus Magazine

Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD | Sensory Focus Magazine

Time has passed since the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people dead; most of the victims were children. The shooter was Adam Lanza. He just happened to have Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD. A good deal of ‘rumors’ about the disorders and what they meant for “everyone else” started circulating. Many organizations…Continue Reading

Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus

Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus

Did you know…. Children’s Colorado’s South Campus in Highlands Ranch opened last month! The new South Campus features the only 24/7 pediatric urgent care facility in South Metro Denver staffed by board certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors and pediatric emergency nurses. It also offers a wide range of outpatient specialty clinics, inpatient and surgery care along…Continue Reading

Visiting the Denver Firefighter Museum

Visiting the Denver Firefighter Museum

Brought to you by the Denver Firefighters Museum The swell of Christmas is over. Many of us who now switch our endeavors to the entertainment of children home on school break, rather than running ourselves into insanity, and I have an idea for you. Not too long ago, in a post brought to you by…Continue Reading

Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp

Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp

The first-ever Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp will be launching in January 2014. This new Children’s Advocacy Boot Camp builds upon the momentum Children’s Hospital Colorado has built in the past few years through its Speak Up initiatives, which have drawn more than 300 participants to learn how to advocate for children in a variety of settings. Designed…Continue Reading

The STAR Center Launches a Scholarship Program for Military Families

The STAR Center Launches a Scholarship Program for Military Families

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges, is announcing a new scholarship program for children of military parents. This announcement is timed to create greater awareness about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in October during National Sensory Awareness Month. STAR Center scholarships provide financial aid to families seeking solutions…Continue Reading

First-Ever Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo

First-Ever Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Pennsylvania is taking center stage in the disability community, hosting the first-ever Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo on August 23-26, 2013 in Lancaster, Pa. Presented by the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), PA Statewide Independent Living Council (PA SILC) and Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL), the event will challenge people with…Continue Reading

The Passing of David Doe, The Autism Whisperer

The Passing of David Doe, The Autism Whisperer

Without the proper time to know him… just long enough for the connection to be made, the importance of his voice, really the importance of his life story illuminated from within him. But we lost him. One of our contributors, David Doe, passed away last week from various medical complications. From his wife: Everyone at…Continue Reading