Hello. My name is Kristin. I want to start off by saying thank you if you are checking out this website for the first time. The purpose of this website it to connect parents who have special needs parents to one another, and to offer resources to help us all navigate through this journey.
We wanted to start this website because my husband, Fernando and I have a 6 year old son who is non-verbal, has some characteristics of being on the autism spectrum, as well as ADHD. I have been in the business of working with individuals with special needs for going on 16 years. I have worked at the school level, and am currently working at the agency level, where I manage the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) department.
You would think that with this background, that I would know all the resources out there, but when we first began our search to get help for our son, we were lost. There have been times along this journey where we have felt very alone as parents. Not because we didn't have the support of family and friends, because they have been amazing and have loved our son, no matter what, but because we want to connect with other parents who have children with special needs, as sort of a support system. I'm sure that most of you can relate to that, because there are times when the struggle is so real, that us as parents can end up feeling so alone and depressed. I for one no longer want to feel that way, and I am sure most of you out there don't either. That is where this community comes in. We hope to build this community so that we can support one another, and share resources that we may know of.
Again, thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope that we can be a beneficial part of your journey!
Kristin and Fernando