Parents of Special Needs Children and Adults
- What information was given to you when your child was born? Diagnosis?
- Were you informed about any services that could educate you and assist with finding services for your child?
- How will your child be educated?
- Will your child be able to work, live independently and have a social life?
- How will your child/adult be cared for when you can no longer care for them?
I was raised with a special need brother who taught me just how hard life can be for someone with special needs. People think special need individuals do not need to be active, educated nor live independently. My brother got to go to school, summer camp and was able to live in his own apartment with support 24 hours/7 days per week. It was due to my brother wanting an active day program that inspired me to develop and establish a Special Need Agency, Daily Companions Inc. (DCI). Daily Companions has been operating since July 2, 2004 and is now being operated by my son-in-law and daughter. Today, DCI offers an interactive community Day Program and an Independent Residential Living Program.
Learn how to navigate the Special Education System, the Political System and how to take control of your child’s wellbeing and future. During my lecture/workshop, we will discuss what services and education opportunities that may be available in your state, discuss national organizations, and create small groups to discuss how to take control of services for which your child/adult may be eligible.
I work with groups of 12 or more. My lecture/workshops are 1 to 2 hours long and is beneficial to individuals who are approved for Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver and individuals on the Autism Spectrum that are not given any support by the government. My cost is $25 per person plus travel expenses. One-on-one phone conversations are available if minimal attendance is unachievable. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 304-229-9833 to discuss/schedule a lecture/workshop.