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We talk with Debbie Farson, Owner/Operator of HomeWise Referrals, a company that helps people find contractors to do home repairs and renovations. Given the high numbers of adults with disabilities living with parents, who also may be aging and needing home modifications, the need for contractors who can renovate homes for our population is critical. Learn how Ms. Farson helps meet this need. Also joining us will be Mark Friese, Vice President or Merrill Lynch Special Needs Planning Group to discuss the financial side of housing, and how to plan for good financial decisions for your loved ones with special needs.
MGN Radio welcomes Sheryl Jones, Queen of Hearts to our show on Wednesday, May 20th. Sheryl is the CEO & Founder of Rodcor Services in Irving, Texas. She serves adults & children with special needs by providing their families with qualified staff so they can take a much needed break to reduce their stress.
Sheryl is parent of a special needs child who passed away, and now she is helping other parents. She has an incredible background in social work and was given the title Queen of Hearts by the families she serves. Join us at 9pm EST, tell a friend you don't want to miss this show.
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We all have challenges! But when it is a challenge that involves your child; especially a child with special needs, it takes a special kind of person and a special kind love to be the kind of caregiver to best serve your child needs. Whether you have a child that was born with a disability or the disability occurred from some sort accident, its about knowing what to do and having the right resources available is what makes it a lot easier to give your child exactly what he/she needs as well as knowing how to care for yourself in the midst of everything. Well, today's show is about being a caregiver for your child with special needs and our guest Donna Anders, Special Needs Parent Advocate and Consultant knows first hand what it takes to be on the front lines for making sure that you and your child are heard and taken care of.
Donna Anders is a wife and mother of 3 boys (one with autism). Understanding the challenges families face firsthand, Donna has a breadth of advocacy experience. She has testified before the North Carolina State Legislature on behalf of autism insurance reform, met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill regarding the unique challenges and needs of military families with developmental disabilities, advocated for safety of students against the misuse of restraints in schools, attended numerous IEP meetings, and helped families navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Through these experiences, Donna has gained the respect and appreciation of families she has served and senior military leadership for her family advocacy efforts. Currently Donna works as a consultant for a nationwide Applied Behavioral Analysis company as well as assisting parents nationwide as a parent advocate.
Contact Donna at Donnaanders44@gmail.com.
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Dr. Deborah J. Hrivnak is a professional speaker, coach, & author. Deborah served as a special education teacher and administrator, as well as a university professor, where she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
A television documentary for the Nebraska State Department of Education also recognizes her notable work with learning-disabled students, and she has served on numerous committees at the district and state levels. Deborah holds a doctorate in educational leadership and is a certified life coach. Deborah enjoys working with people and believes everyone can live life from the hash marks to the uprights!
Join Dave Nassaney, The Caregiver's Caregiver, as he interviews Dr. Deborah Hrivnak, Wednesday, 5/13/15 at noon, PDT (and anytime, 24/7, afterwards on recorded podcast) Call in number for live broadcast is 213 943 3630
It is possible to do an independent adoption without using an adoption agency.
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the top adoption attorneys that facilitate independent adoptions in the US: Steven M. Kirsh and Mark McDermott.
Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.
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More Creating a Family resources on adoption can be found here.
Icylee Basketbill and Kelly Pointer will be our guests on this show to discuss Special Needs and the challenges that the parents of Special needs children face on a daily basis.
Every child born into this world is a blessing and there is nothing that feels as special as bringing a child into this world. We also have to take into account that some children are born into this world with needs that require a different level of attention than the average child.
Historically Special needs children would be labelled as retarded, sick, touched, slow or even freaks. Fortunately we have come very far in our understanding of how the brain functions and we have taken away the negative stigmas and are able to provide the children with the help that they need. The goal is to develop them into fully functional adults that are able to meet life's challenges the same as any other person.
Whether your child is mentally challenged, autistic, has cerebral palsy etc, it's gonna be very tough for a parent mentally, emotionally and especially financially. Our 2 guests will be on hand to help with any questions you may have concerning this such as:
What causes a child to be have special needs?
Is there anything that can be done to prevent it?
What happens if the parent of a special needs child dies before the child or is not physically able to provide care?
Is it normal to feel embarrassment or shame about your child and what can be done about it if you do?
What are the financial requirements needed to take care of a special needs child?
How does the attention needed for a special needs child affect the other children that you have?
There will be so much to talk about on this show so make sure you don't miss it.
Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption.
For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website.
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Pieces of the Puzzle: A Personal Journey of Raising a Child With Special Needs with Wendy Keyes Roback
In Pieces of the Puzzle, Wendy Keyes Roback shares her personal account of parenting a special needs child and her quest for answers about her son, who is eventually diagnosed with a significant hearing loss and a rare genetic condition. Get ready for laughs and tears as Wendy recounts the highs and lows she experiences during the first seven years of Jaden's life, and be there as she struggles with the issues that raising this unique child brings.
Eventually, this mother learns that her son's condition does not define him, and that having a special needs child is not the life-shattering diagnosis most expect it to be. She realizes that Jaden is perfect just the way he is and that the life she was given is even better than the life she envisioned. Pieces of the Puzzle is optimistic, honest, and empowering, offering hope and inspiration to other parents and affording the reader a glimpse into the life of a very special child.
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Who owns the IEP process? Hear some insight from a special needs mom who's also a special education teacher.
Parents don't always realize how much work goes into an IEP, or how challenging it is for the teachers who write them.
Teachers don't always appreciate how lost parents can feel through the whole process.
Kids rarely get the full spectrum of services that will make for the most enriching educational experience possible.
Parents have to be the final driving force in the education of their child, because the only thing that will follow a child from pre-k to graduation is that IEP file and parental guidance.
Be sure to check out the IEP Aide from Vestidd, which will guide you through the important information on that IEP, and will allow you to store all of that paperwork easily, so that you can be the driving force and let that IEP grow with your child.
Learn more at www.vestidd.com
Please join host Pam Dixon Kroskie on her newly structured radio show. Pam produced a successful radio show for a National Non-Profit for over three years and over 70,000 listens. Her previous guests were Michael Reagan, Patti Hawn and Daryl McDaniels from RUN DMC just to name a few. Pam also is an author herself of a children's book "Jack and Emma's Adoptee Journey" Pam is also the President of HEAR- Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records- a non profit that has introduced legislation in Indiana- for adoptee rights.
Pam's first guest in this series will be Sherrie Eldridge:
A twice-reunited adoptee, Sherrie Eldridge is a straight-shooting, transparent, and compassionate author, speaker, and trainer in the field of adoption. Her books are research-based, yet woven within are poignant messages pounded out on the anvil of her own adoptee heart.
This is what makes Eldridge unique!
One adoptive parent said she had a beautiful heart because she had the courage to tell him what his daughter might experience.
Her first book, Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed, is required reading by many adoption agencies and universities. She has also authored six other books. Sherrie helps readers and listeners to understand the adopted child’s perspective on adoption and how to deepen connections between parent and child.
Sherrie has been married to Bob Eldridge for 49 years. They have 2 married daughters and six grandchildren. For more information: http://SherrieEldridge.com
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Abortion is not always what it seems! Adoption is a birth conceived soul to soul - and abandonment reveals where you turned away from Source.
In this month's FREE Conscious Living Series we explore these topics as seen through the eyes of your soul. We work with deciphering what you soul may have wanted you to experience and resolve by charting such gut-wrenching challenges. Our soul speaks to us through obstacles. Our challenge is be conscious enough to translate its language so we can respond?
Join me today for the 1st of 3 broadcasts in which I offer fresh, empowering ways to perceive your own experiences regarding these potentially life-defining and life-altering situations.
On May 18th at 5:30 PM CST follow the link below to hear the 2nd Broadcast. Be guided through tapping sequences - resolve the wounds of your present and past.
Had An Abortion? Were You Adopted, or Abandoned and Still Hurt? It's Time to Heal!
On May 27th and 11 AM CST tune in for the 3rd broadcast. Decipher and dissolve the metaphysical links.
You Can Heal from Abortion, Understand and Accept Adoption, and Grow from Abandonment
To learn more visit www/EFTForYourInnerChild.com - to schedule a FREE 15-minute Assessment call Cathryn directly at 6127107720
It's time for our annual adoption tax credit show. If you had adoption expenses in 2014, can you get a federal tax credit for them? Is this tax credit applicable to foster care adoption, or international adoption, or infant adoption? Can you claim birth mother expenses. Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, will interview Becky Wilmoth, an Enrolled Agent and Adoption Tax Credit Specialist® at Bills Tax Service, and a frequent speaker on this topic. We also have Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit and Adoption Subsidy Coordinator at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
More Creating a Family resources on the adoption tax credit can be found here.
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