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Special Needs Kids & Parenting

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Are you the parent of a child with special needs or do you know someone who is?

WebTV4Women welcomes author and speaker Jolene Philo to the show! Jolene helps parents of kids with special needs navigate the maze of educational, governmental, medical and community resources available to them. She shows extended family and friends simple and practical ways to support and encourage them.

Today we will be discussing:
* How parents can advocate for children with doctors and educators
* How to locate and maximize available resources
* Where to find God in the midst of your child’s struggles and encourage your child’s faith
* What extended family and friends can do to support parents

Jolene Philo

Jolene Philo is a speaker, writer, and author of A Different Dream for My Child: Meditations for Parents of Critically or Chronically Ill Children. She’s the daughter of a disabled father, mother of a son with special needs, and former teacher of special needs students. She speaks throughout the United States about parenting kids with special needs and the traumatizing effects of invasive medical procedures on young children. Jolene’s website, www.DifferentDream.com, connects parents of kids with special needs to the resources they require. Join her at www.jolenephilo.com, where she blogs about life along her gravel road.

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