How to Manage the Overwhelm of Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Sure, there’s joy, but parenting can be stressful.  Parenting a child with special needs can be overwhelming, exhausting and scary at times, especially during a pandemic!  More than ever, parents now feel anxious, worried, and guilty.

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Holiday Communication Made Easy!

Here come the holidays! Are you thinking that there are a lot of decisions that need to be made and discussions to be held with family members about what to do this year? How will you navigate those hot-button topics – and there sure are a lot of them in 2020, aren’t there? 😉 No one likes to be talked at, down to, or not heard? Your priorities and preferences matter. Let’s start communicating open-mindedly, maneuvering controversial topics with the intent and purpose to bond closer together – because that’s the trickier part and what’s really important, especially now.

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Interview with Jana Parker, Licensed Educational Psychologist

Recently, I was interviewed by Jana Parker, Licensed Educational Psychologist, on her podcast and passion project EduSwitchboard, where she connects families to valuable community resources.  It was so much fun!

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“It Takes a Village!” – Speaking at the Infant Development Association of California 2019 Annual Conference

I’m excited that I had the opportunity yet again to speak at the Infant Development Association of California’s Annual Conference. This time they blended the Northern and Southern California Conferences together so it was an even more powerful, enriching experience for all those who attended.

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Presenting at the Department of Developmental Services Early Start Partners Symposium

I was so honored to be asked by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to speak at the 2019 Annual Early Start Partners Symposium.

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