Your Guide to Thrive

Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of kids impacted by chronic illness

Why Sports Programs Are Important for Children With Special Needs

Playing sports is an integral part of childhood. Every child should experience the thrill of hitting a ball, making a goal, or crossing the finish line. Sporting programs foster independence and help give kids a sense of accomplishment. From soccer and baseball to swimming and ice skating, many sports offer adaptive programs to accommodate just […]

How We Come Together as a Family to Care for my Chronically Ill Son

When I was pregnant with my first son, I had a daughter in preschool. One day, as I was leaving her classroom and asking about her day, another mom approached me. She said, “I just want to tell you; if they both cry at the same time, console her first. The baby won’t know the […]

Fun Activities for Kids With Chronic Illnesses

  Aiden was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), a rare autoimmune disorder that poses numerous challenges, both great and small, for him and his family. In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne are joined by Brandon, whose son Aiden has been a long-time CoachArt student. Brandon […]

We cannot keep teaching people who are sick that they need to be healthy before they can live their lives.

– Claire Wineland

Inspirational Stories: Families Impacted by Childhood Chronic Illness