I am the Momma Bear of a young man who has experienced many challenges in his life. My purpose in creating this blog is to help other individuals and families. I want to provide a place where answers to all their questions, even the really hard ones, can be found.
Information on disability-related grants, social services, and other resources.
Finances for people with disabilities can be a tricky subject to navigate. Equipment can be expensive to purchase and who do you turn to for help? I will find answers to your questions (and mine!) and save you hours of internet research!
Homeschooling vs. Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), post-high school and beyond
Families want to make informed decisions when it comes to educational opportunities for their loved ones. Education should not be cookie cutter but what works for other families, may not be what works for your.
Information and advice on planning for the future
For parents, it is hard to lift our heads out of the day-to-day, to think about the future of our loved ones. There is so much to contemplate, that it can be overwhelming!
Social-Emotional wellbeing and guidance
Living with a disability is hard and I want to share everything from self-care activities to mental health crisis protocols.
How to become a Momma, or a Poppa Bear, too!
Learn how to become the best advocate for yourself and your loved ones that you can be. I will share strategies, stories, and information.
Whether you are brand-new parents to a bouncing baby with a disability, someone who has been on this journey for years, whether you are the person experiencing a disability or a caregiver, everyone deserves a safe and welcoming place where we can find the answers we are searching for.
How can I help?
More than once, I have felt that I had the ‘mushroom syndrome’. I have wished there was one place to access the information I needed to help me make difficult decisions regarding my son’s care. If you don’t know what you don’t know, how do you know what information, resources, or services you might be missing? I will try to lighten the burden of even one family or individual, I will consider myself blessed. If you aren’t finding answers to your questions, please leave a comment below. I will try to find your information and answers as best as I can.