Sunday, October 11, 2015

I Want to Inspire People

When I learned that my oldest son had autism,  I felt very alone and very scared. Although I worked with children with disabilities as a special education teacher, it wasn't the same as facing the prospect of raising a child with a disability. I have always tried to look at situations with an open mind, but I began to wonder what it was like for parents of children with disabilities who had no prior knowledge of the ins and outs of special education,  disability rights, advocacy, etc. I decided pretty early on that I wanted to be a voice for those who were not able to raise their own voices. I want to support parents and families as they navigate their lives raising children with special needs. I may not have all of the answers, but I'm going to give it everything I have.

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