Speaker - Author - Advocate
Accompanied by a self-advocate, I present to children about all disabilities and the importance of understanding and acceptance. I believe in having open and honest conversations with children, because when you know better, you do better. Presentations can be tailored to specific needs and ages, and help to achieve SEL goals set forth by Common Core standards.
Inspired by my daughter with Down syndrome, I write stories that encourage friendship and acceptance among all children. I also write stories and articles about raising a child with special needs, which have been featured in various magazines, newsletters, and Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Click below to read past articles.
I became a mother to a daughter with Down syndrome 16 years ago, and embraced my new role in the special needs community. I have served as a parent support volunteer, board member, editor and public speaker for the National Association for Down Syndrome, and now advocate for all those with special needs.
Please contact me for more information about scheduling a presentation!