Welcome to Special Blessings Inc.
(A 501 C 3 Nonprofit organization serving children and adults with disabilities and their families)
Special Blessings is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Our goal is to educate children, families and volunteers through support group meetings and community inclusion. By providing families with information and knowledge, it will empower them to help their children grow to their fullest potential.
Founder, Roxanne Sinsapaugh and her inspiration, son, Shaun.
This site will present our organization's cause and ideas to the world. Since communicating isn't always easy, we'll try to include photos and images that convey our message. We'll also include specific information about our organization and its members, so no one forgets the people behind the pictures. We specialize and take pride in serving the under served.
A note from the Executive Director/Founder of Special Blessings, Roxanne Sinsapaugh…
Special Blessings was inspired by my own son, who was born disabled. My son, Shaun, was born with Autism, MR, CP and he’s deaf.
As a Wife and Mom of three, I often described our lives as those who were living on an island; commonly known as “Gilligan’s Island”, as it had its “Storms”, but most memories that we have (as a family) can be laughed at. We were always very creative in working with our circumstance and situation that arose from being a family caring for a special loved one.
The “Misfits”, from the story of “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer,” reminds me of the holidays when our boys were little. We couldn't participate in many of the holiday festivities as our special loved one didn't do well with the excitement, thrills and, changes that would occur around this time of year. His world required structure and routine and anything that was out of the ordinary was very confusing to him. Trying to explain this to others outside of our realm, and to help them understand our circumstance, was another challenge in itself. For us, it was just easier to stay inside our own little world which was on our own little island.
Christmas around our home was very different. There were a few Christmas’s where we thought we would have to hang our tree from the ceiling as our special loved one didn't think a tree belonged inside of our house. Well, you can kind of see where he was coming from as he tried to process why we were bringing the outdoors in… This is just one example of how the holidays affected this sweet, young boy. So, as you can imagine, we’re not your everyday run of the mill typical family, we’re just a little different, just like the “Misfits.”
Thankfully, now at the age of 29, my “Special Blessing” loves Christmas. He looks forward to the beauty of the season with ALL of its lights, excitement, and everything that comes with it, with only one stipulation…Dad can’t do ANY decorating until AFTER Thanksgiving. If he tries, there is a special person around to remind him that it’s just not time yet…
The world around us often doesn't understand our needs, but Special Blessings does. We were created to provide Support, Educational and Fun activities for families caring for these special loved ones. Each event and/or activity that is provided for these families is done so with respect and understanding to their special loved one’s needs. Through us, these special loved ones find friends and others who will spend time with them and love them for who they are. Through us, they are not left out of events or activities, but included in all that we do. They find acceptance and love. We are an extension of their lives and family.
We are, Special Blessings.
USANA's, Winifred Bernard (Independent Sales Rep) is reaching out to make a difference in the lives of our families and children.
From the Desk of Winifred Bernard,
“If any customers order and tell me they have either spoken with you or have seen my information on your materials or on your website, for the remainder of this year I will donate 50% of my profit from those customers to Special Blessings. Please make sure they have my telephone number and my name & ID number.”
Independent USANA Associate, ID 16538
336-672-1865 or 919-971-2084 (cell)
Visit them on the web at www.hdbeginnings.usana.com
Thank you Very much Winnie! We truly appreciate you!
Luau Larry Luau Larry: Knightdale Christmas Party
Meet Luau Larry, Special Blessings newest Friend. What does Larry have to do with Special Blessings? He’s different…and so are we. Larry wants to teach others that we are ALL different and how each of us should embrace those who may just be a little more different than ourselves. It’s fun and interesting when you can spend time learning about new things and people and, most of all, you’ll be glad that you did.
Larry says, "What if a box of crayons only had the color GRAY? Our drawings would be pretty boring. Our pictures show their true beauty when the box is filled with ALL of the DIFFERENT colors and it is the DIFFERENCE that makes the picture perfect."
Great Quote to remember...
“A friend is a present you give yourself.” –Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Join Luau Larry for these upcoming events:
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