Children with disabilities don't need to sit on the sidelines this summer
For many parents, sending a child to cummer camp for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, for parents of children with special needs, that decision can be even more frightening.
Albany mother of 5-year-old triplets Jennifer Steuer says she is torn about the idea of sending her children to summer camp. Steuer, who writes the Triple Threat column for Parents Pages, says while she does feel her children would benefit from having interaction outside of the home, she fears the unknown. Of her three children, her daughter, Olivia, has severe nut allergies and asthma and her son Benjamin has Sensory Integration Disorder, epilepsy, muscle problems requiring bracers on both his legs, ADHD, allergies and is lactose intolerant. The thought of sending them to a camp frightens her.
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