Command Central for a Special Needs Family
More than Ever a family with a Special Needs Child need to be organized
If you think you have a lot of mail coming into our home….just try to see what the mail box of a special needs family is like! They have the same amount of mail and papers coming into the house that we do…..but then they have a massive non-ending incoming stream of insurance papers, medical bills and statements, home health insurance, letters from Doctors, physical and occupational therapist paperwork and bills…and it goes on and one…
The Command Central pictured above of course would be anyone’s dream center. (This was from a Parade of Homes model home).
But you can make your own using this is a guideline. Here are some lower cost alternatives.
This is from Office Max…Peter Walsh inspired. Love it.
This is sticky note/ dry erase organizer. It is from PlanetSafe Planners.com. I think this can be used in conjunction with other options.
This is my home made job board….grab a magnetic board and follow these instructions. I am thinking this could be used for medication time routines…G-tube feeding times, nurses schedules or just a job board.
Get a box of these magnets with the sticky back. I use old business cards and flip them to the blank side.
Peel off the back and put the business card or cut piece of paper/construction paper on the sticky part.
Then put whatever you want to on the front.
Having a place that everyone can see what needs to be done and when is essential in being able to run a smooth home. Calendar with Doctors appointment, sports schedules and adult commitments can help save many headaches in a very busy home.