What Special Needs Parents Need to Know to GET ORGANIZED for 2021

Updated: Apr 5

It's almost over! We made it! Virtual fist bumps for everybody!!

2020...I don't need to say anymore...just 2020. 😪

As we ring in the new year, life will not get better when the ball drops but we are on the path to "normal". One thing we can do to help our families get back to normal is to get organized for 2021! Here are 5 things we can do to make 2021 a smooth(ish) year.

1. Organize your play and learning area's

Remember when 2020 first started and we were "voluntold" home-school teachers. We met that challenge head on! We got supplies and learning areas and we thought "I can do this!" And with some bumps and bruises along the way, we did! After a few month of homeschooling, let's review our learning spaces. What works, what doesn't?

How can we make it better?

In my home I am loving BINS!!! I have a bin for everything! And I put different colors for different uses, like markers are for school and everything for school is in a red bin. It gives my son boundaries and helps him to know, what is for "play" and what is for "learning" (without that, I wouldn't be able to keep markers for longer than a week). He also knows, when mommy gets out the red bins its time for learning (ie, put away the tablet).

2. Digital copies of medical/dental records

If you are fortunate enough to live in the same place for more than a few years and you have the same doctors who know you and your are blessed. For one reason or another I always find myself moving and with that, I've learned I need updated medical information for my child. Some doctors offices now have e-portals where you can easily download this information, but for the ones who don' can be a pain to get. Take a moment and make sure you have access to all important documents and have them in a safe place. You may not need them now, but it could save so much time during an emergency.