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I have recently been introduced to SNAC – Special Needs Advocacy Coalition, which is a community network in Mohave County dedicated to  supporting and assisting in the collaboration of special needs services, such as; resource sharing, building community awareness, and education.


SNAC coordinates a support group for families in each of our three main cities (Kingman, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City) to have discussions and trainings for parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs.  Click here for the meeting dates and times.

SNAC has also played an integral roll in working to identify how to best help those with special needs in our communities.  The Mohave County Department of Public Health as part of the Health in Arizona Policies Initiative has developed four surveys to identify the needs and gaps in services from families and providers of children and youth with special healthcare needs in Mohave County.  Please help them out by clicking on the survey that best fits you and completing it:

Parent-Caregiver Survey

Youth Survey (ages 14-22, but a Parent Consent is required for ages 14-17)

Healthcare Provider Survey

Teacher Survey

I have attached below an Introductory Letter for the survey (Survey Introduction Letter (2)).  Please pass this along to any family, friends, parents, coworker, fellow providers, etc.  They are hoping to be able to determine the needs of our community, such as special needs playgrounds, etc.

What other resources do you know about in our area?  Please comment to share with other families and healthcare providers.


The purpose of this blog is to provide resources for parents who want to carry over therapy activities with their child at home. The information provided here does not replace therapy or medical care provided by a qualified therapist or medical professional.
These activities are safe for most children. However, some activities or materials may be inadvisable for children who have certain allergies or medical conditions. It is recommended that you consult your child’s medical provider or therapist before engaging in the activities you have selected.

Welcome to My Web Log!

February 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

_MG_4642Welcome to my very first post!  I am Tricia McNeil and my passion is in my profession as a pediatric physical therapist.  I just began my own business (called Therapy Accomplished, check it out!) providing pediatric physical therapy to children in their home or community environment.  It is quite the adventure I am starting!

In addition to starting my business, I decided that I want to start this Web Log {aka: Blog} to share information with others.  I plan to share a variety of information I have learned or researched that can help families, specifically families with a child with special needs.  I also want to provide a place for therapists to use to get ideas to encourage the children and families they treat.

This may include:

  • Great books for families and/or therapists,
  • Classes that are in the community for parents and/or therapists,
  • Community events for children,
  • The best toys,
  • The best (and worst) equipment for babies and/or children,
  • Topics on gross motor skills,
  • Fine motor skills,
  • Behavior,
  • Specific diagnoses in the media,
  • Etc.

It will definitely be a work in progress!

If anyone reading this knows me, they know I love to learn . . . about everything!  I love the process of learning and growing with the new knowledge I have gained.  I have so much to learn in the blogging world, as I am very new to it.   I hope to get others excited about the world of learning and obtain new knowledge that will help them succeed.

What information are you interested in learning about?  Or what is something new you learned recently that you wish you could share with the world?  Please leave a comment to share.  I’d love to hear from you and hope to see you here often.