Month: August 2012


HAchat Recap: End of A4Amonth

Caregivers are defined in the dictionary as “a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.” But after this month’s roundtables, HAchats and countless stories shared in the Blog Carnival -- we all know this is definition misses SO much of what it really means…

Roundtable Recap: Advocating for a Child with Special Needs

Continuing with A4A month, Monday’s HA Roundtable focused on parenting and caregiving for a special needs child. The role that a parent or caregiver has with a special needs child is a very complex one. During Monday’s roundtable, Michele Julis-Gianetti, Adrienne Bashista (@easytolovebut and @adriennegail) and Caroline McGraw (@awishcomeclear) shared their life, experiences and helpful…

Caregiver Feature Spotlight: Caissg

“Truth is the Best Medicine” Caregivers and patient advocates who research and learn about their loved ones condition find information from every possible source. Gaining as much information as possible is key when beginning the caregiving process. But what if you couldn’t find enough facts because the health condition you are researching is underrepresented, and…

#HAchat Recap: A Beginner’s Guide to Caregiving

We’re sure you remember the day you became a caregiver.  Whether as a new parent or as a parent with a child living with a chronic illness/behavioral disorder/learning disability, or as a caregiver to a family member/loved one/spouse - the feeling is the same. Where do you start? What do you do with all of…

Roundtable Recap: Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness

We’re hosting Roundtable chats every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Noon ET in August. This Monday’s chat focused on the topic of “Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness.” Here were Monday’s panelists:   Scott Benner – http://www.ardensday.com/ @ArdensDay Christina Ghosn - http://www.stickwithitsugar.com @momof2T1s     Roundtable Recap: Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness…

Today's #HAchat: Tips for New Caregivers or Parents

As we kick-off our Advocating for Another Carnival - we have a LOT going on. Be sure to check out the #A4Amonth hashtag to read the fun, inspiring, and really creative posts of participants. If you want to get in on the fun - we'll be doing this today until next Tuesday (and culminating the…
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