Friday, September 12, 2014

Every Parent Is an Advocate

Proud of one of our parents whose piece is featured on Huffington Post.
I am the mother of two adult children. My son, Daniel, had severe asthma as a child. My daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with a complex seizure disorder, intellectual disabilities and social anxiety issues.I became a strong advocate by necessity.My goal, like that of most parents, has always been to ensure that my children have access to the best and most appropriate opportunities in life. What I have learned over three decades of working toward this goal is that the supports that are available to the parents of a "special" child differ dramatically from those that exist for a family with a "typically developing" child.

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