Special Needs Parents - It's time for you to make (another) tough decision.
You need to decide to let go of the limits and labels that others have put on you as a special needs family and trust your own gut to find your own path.
For those of you that don’t know, I’m connected in the special needs community in many different ways.
First, I’m a special needs sibling. My brother has Down syndrome and I grew up listening to my mom advocating for hours on the phone for my brother to get a better education.
Listening to my mom advocate fueled me to become a special education teacher. Most people think I became a teacher because I wanted to teach kids “like my brother” or because one of my brother’s teachers inspired me, but actually, it was the opposite.
I became a teacher because, as a special needs sibling, I wanted change not only for my brother, but for his friends…. Who were also my friends.
So at 10 years old I decided I would change the...