Fun Activities For Children on the Autism Spectrum

When you’re a parent of a child with autism, you may feel like there’s nothing to do. Your child may be anxious and overwhelmed by the world around them, so they can’t enjoy activities other kids love. But there are many fun things you can do together as a family that is specifically designed to…

Self-Care for Family Caregivers

By Jennifer McDougall When caring for someone else, you need to make sure that you are taking care of yourself. So it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities of your loved one that you forget about yourself. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, then how can you be expected to…

Self-Care for Kids: Simple Ideas for Big Results

By Janice Russell Adults are no strangers to daily stress and anxiety. And we understand how essential self-care is for maintaining our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But the truth is children are also under a lot of stress these days, and many don’t have the know-how to navigate the various pressures of daily life….

4 Helpful Steps When Working Remotely With a Special Needs Child

While working remotely saves you time and money on a commute, it is challenging to focus on tasks during the day when you have a young one with special needs at home. If you are trying to balance your time working from home while still caring for your baby or toddler with special needs, incorporate…

Importance of a Self-Care Routine for New Caregivers

By Daniel Sherwin Caregiving is an activity that demands constant physical and mental effort from the caregiver. While most caregivers disclose that caring for a loved one provides them with a sense of purpose and fulfillment, it also brings its own set of challenges. According to a study, the number of caregivers in the United…

A Parents Guide Navigating Through the Journey of Autism

ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects a child’s development. Autism starts in the womb, although children with ASD may not be identified until they are in preschool or even elementary school (or older) when symptoms of the disease become more apparent. Children with ASD have a mix of two types of…

10 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

By Jennifer McDougall Burnout affects caregivers in the form of physical, emotional, and mental weariness. It may be followed by a shift in attitude, from caring and positive to uncaring and negative. Caregivers might burn out if they don’t get the support they need or try to do more than they are physically or financially…

Self-Care Activities To Do With Kids

By Jennifer McDougall Looking for some new fun activities to do with your kids? Look no further. We would like to share 50 great ideas that encourage self-care and precious moments to enjoy with your children. For information on the many self-care services provided through POCWASN, please visit www.POCWASN.org or email info@pocwasn.org.

Welcoming Our New Moms at POCWASN

We took some time to interview a few of our new POCWASN Moms to find out how they are enjoying our self-care services. If you would like to apply to services at POCWASN, please take a moment to fill out the form below and an administrator will be in touch with you shortly after. Meet…

Who is POCWASN (Parents of Children With All Special Needs, org)?

“Every caregiver deserves self-care.” –says Syrenthia Farris, CEO, and Founder of POCWASN Parents of Children with All Special Needs is a Non-Profit Organization-501(c)3 (www.pocwasn.org), which provides self-care services to help rejuvenate the family’s mind, body, and soul and caregivers who care for people with all special needs. POCWASN is focused on helping improve the lives…