Let’s work together to reduce stress in your life!

  Hello, I’m Amy Ostrowski. I am a special education teacher and a sibling to a young woman with Down syndrome.  I help families find balance by helping reduce stress and increase educational opportunities at home. I work with families to create individualized, fun, time saving, low cost tools and activities that will help your […]

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Welcome to The Special Education Station!

Hi there! My name is Amy and I am the Creator of The Special Education Station.  I grew up in the special needs community.  My younger sister has Down syndrome. 

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Sensory Garden: Planning

So you have decided to go for it!  Wonderful! The first step is to plan out your garden.  So take the following things into consideration: What space do I have?  Land in the backyard? A window sill?  A balcony?  Part of my kitchen? Do I want to plan in the ground or in containers? If […]

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Sensory Garden: Safety

The first thing you want to consider when you are creating your sensory garden is the safety of the plants for your child.  This will look different for every family.  So kids have a tendency to eat things that are not necessarily edible.  You will want to take this into consideration when picking your plants.  […]

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The Special Needs Resource Fair 2014

the little boy in the picture was the best dancer of all!) The Special Education Station paired up with Where Music Begins and The Special Needs Nexus and brought North County San Diego the first ever Special Needs Resource Fair! It was a HUGE success!  Regardless of the San Diego fires, we had between 200-300 […]

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Sensory Gardens!

I have always grown up loving the out doors.  As a child my mom would have to check my pockets before I cam back in the house because I would have worms and bugs in the pockets as my “friends”.  I loved, and still love to this day, digging in the dirt, feeling the texture […]

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Chores? To Do or Not To Do?

Recently I have spoken with several parents of children who have various special needs.  All of these children ranged from 5yrs old to adult hood.  I was surprised to find that one question that kept popping up was “Should I give my child/adult with disabilities chores?”. My response was “Why the heck wouldn’t you?!” I […]

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Free online conference offered by Chantal Sicile Kira

I just want to share a great resource and event with everyone.  My friend and colleague Chantal Sicile Kira is offering a free conference in honor of Autism Awareness Month.  Thriving With Autism from Adolescence to Adulthood : Preparing for Independence and Growth, You can find more  information HERE about this FREE event! It is well […]

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