Stories from the Heart: My Heart Books helping children with special needs connect to others
UPPER EAST SIDE — It’s one mom’s mission to help normalize kids with special needs to others.
She’s doing it through customized books that are building unique relationships. Erica Blit says “My Heart Books” are not just a business, it’s her life.
A Mom Created Custom Books to Help Explain Kids' Special Needs to Other Kids
Erica Blit is a mom of two who sometimes feels like she’s “living in two different worlds” — her 11-year-old son, Brandon, has special needs, while her 7-year-old daughter, Skylar, is “typically developing.” Despite their differences, Brandon and Skylar spend tons of time together, and Erica was finding it difficult to explain Brandon’s differences to Skylar and her friends, which is how she came up with the idea for My Heart Books, custom children’s books that parents and kids can create about someone they love with special needs…
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How The Passion Of One Special Needs Mom Turned Into A Heart Centered Business
New York City Mom Erica Blit is one of those people you meet and immediately feel as if you’ve just come in contact with an angel. She’s kind, funny, and no nonsense – just the sort of person you’d come to if you were in need. Which is why she was the perfect person to get straight to work when her 7-year-old ‘typically developing’ daughter Skylar, wanted to be able to explain to her friends why her brother Brandon was different…
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My Heart Books – Connecting Neurotypical and Special Needs Children
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find new ways to create greater understanding and acceptance of special needs children in the mainstream community? Nearly one-fifth of all Americans—more than 54 million men, women and children—have a physical, sensory or intellectual disability, according to the National Organization on Disability. Startlingly, a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 15% of American children have developmental disabilities such as autism and ADHD…