Meet Jessica Kong! She's a special needs sibling (I didn't know that before this interview), a special needs parent and an IEP COACH!
Jessica completed the IEP Coach mentorship and is helping parents and IEP teams find solutions that WORK. (Find out more how you can become an IEP coach here.)
She shares how she uses a $1 book from Walmart, a luggage tag to help her son remember things, and how she got her IEP team to share information with her DAILY!
If you want to reach out to Jessica, you can send her a message through FB, click here.
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Special Needs Parents & Special Education Team,
It's time to let go of perfection and take the stress off of yourself for creating perfect days with perfect outcomes. Watch this video to find out what you can do instead of crushing yourself with pressure every day.
Holidays... I get it. As a special needs sibling, I used to watch my mom put cotton in my brother's ears when the noise was too much. His little ears (that's a trait of Down syndrome) just couldn't handle the noise. I literally can remember her pulling cotton out of a clean diaper in her bag one day because she forgot the cotton balls. She was so resourceful in making sure that my brother's ears didn't hurt when the noises were too much.
So I say to you... as a special needs sibling and a mom of a child has severe allergies (which means I walk around with bags of our own food, even on holidays). I love you. To the Special Needs Family who is home this holiday, not going to BBQ's, not going to festivals, not going to fireworks because it's more work than fun...you are not forgotten.
Be you this holiday. Be proud. Put your blinders on and don't worry about how others are celebrating. Find your own way to celebrate and find the joy in the little moments that matter most.
One of my absolute favorite new books!
Do you remember the "choose your own adventure books" from when you were a kid?
This is a new twist on that concept and it uses everyday situations that children (and parents) face everyday.
Should we sneak a snack or wait for mom?
My little brother hurt me, should I hurt him back or make a better choice?
I want to use my favorite plate for breakfast, but my brother has it. Should I have a meltdown or wait?
You're going to LOVE reading the same book over and over because it feels like a new story every time when you make new choices!