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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Raising a child with special needs – the parents’ journey

parenting-child-special-needsNothing illuminates a subject more powerfully than personal stories. This podcast, created from a panel discussion at magazine’s first annual Special Needs Resource Fair, features stories from several parents who are raising children with special needs — and perspectives from a longtime special-education teacher.

Our panelists:

Stacy Strombeck-Goodrich
Outreach Coordinator
Arizona Autism United •
Mother of two sons with autism
Related story: “Talking to children about learning differences”

Lissette Lent
Author of the children’s book “We’re Not So Different After All”
Founder of Red Glasses Productions •
Mother of Maggie, who has a rare genetic disorder called Mosaic Trisomy 8

Melissa Forney
Director of Special Needs Ministry
Mountain View Presbyterian Church •
Parent of a child attending New Way Academy, which specializes in learning and attention differences.

Nancie Schauder
Special education teacher in a developmental preschool
Deer Valley Unified School District

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