October 5, 2010
Since my almost 19 daughter was 4 months old Raising Special Kids has touched my life. In the early years it was through guidance, support and the knowledge other volunteers had to guide me through the craziness of raising a medically fragile child. What rights did I have, what was best for her and how to neogotiate the very scary school system where at times you feel very out numbered. As my daughter grew older and more stable, it was time to give back and I decided to volunteer to hopefully help other parents fight the maze that I felt I had somewhat successfully managed through Raising Special Kids support. I became a Parent to Parent Volunteer and helped other families, they referred me to apply for the Special Education Advisory Panel to the State Board and am now serving on my 3rd term and over the past 3+ years have become a parent forum speaker, helping bring the reality of a family with a special needs child to those who may be unfamiliar or just beginning their adventure into this world. I have always gained more from the partnership than I've given, the relationships, the knowledge and support have been priceless.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
By becoming more knowledgeable about services and disability rights that has helped my daughter become more independent
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & Assorted things.