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Advocating for Your Special Needs Child

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Increasingly, today's families find themselves caring for a special needs child and in many instances the caregiver is inexperienced in how to secure resources to insure a healthy, happy, and thriving child. To get help, the caregiver is forced to navigate the maze of red tape and sketchy information to find minimal, difficult to obtain resources.

Our special guest, Dr. Tanya Tammie LaVerne Fowler, a Bio Medical Anthropologist, will share information on how to successfully advocate on behalf of special needs children.  

At an early age, Dr. Fowler's grandson, Shane, was diagnosed with Aspergers Autism Spectrum Disorder. As his caregiver, she has researched, implemented and advocated on behalf of Shane to bring awareness to his diagnosis and access resources to help him flourish. She's here to share her experience and tools for success with us.

Dr. Tanya Fowler is a Bio Medical Anthropologist whose practice area combines; Health, Health Care, the Health Crisis, and Culture. Foundations in Cultural Competence: is her initiative that provides Multicultural Education, Training and Research in: Health, Education, Business and Community. See the following link to view Dr. Fowler's Biography and Position Paper: Experiential Learning and Recommendations as a Multicultural Educator, Parent , Advocate