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Part 2 – Organizing for a child with Special Needs

December 18, 2009

Part 2 – Friday 18th December

Medical: Last night I was up sorting through Lorraine’s files taking a look at all the medical information on Roxanne: reports, assessments, doctors, prescriptions, medical research, support workers… a lot of information, all of it important. I was so keenly aware of how much information and knowledge Lorraine needs to have have in her head and at hand at any given time. So, when you are creating your medical files be very specific with your categories. Particularly when there are other children and family members. Try not to make any “catch-all” categories like – “Info”. It may take more time to set up but it’s worth it.

These are the categories I set up for Roxanne for example: Assessments, Doctors, Medication, Receipts and Medical Research. Your child might have different needs. For example there may be a number of specialists involved – some behavioral and others clinical. So your Doctors categories may look something like this: Doctors – Speech Therapist: Reports, Doctors – Speech Therapist: Excercises. Be specific.


  1. It is so true that managing a family member with special needs can be tricky and somewhat detailed to organize.Recently I had made so many upcoming appointments for my son that we could easily miss one. Is there is a particular calendar on the phone or computer that you favour to prompt and alert one that they have an upcoming appointment?

    1. Thanks for your comment Angelina. Yes, there is a lot out there to choose from. I am going to address your question in my blog. The important thing to consider is – what’s compatible with you mobile system? Also, do you want to spend money on your time-management system? I think from your query that really you are looking for scheduling and alerts. Going to write the response to your query now – so should be up on my blog by end of evening. Good luck! best, Isolde

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