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Special Education Transitions for Heart Warriors

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Heart to Heart with Anna

Heart to Heart with Anna


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It is a commonly known fact in the congenital heart defect (CHD) community that now there are more adults alive with CHDs than babies being born. That means we have more people reaching adulthood than ever before and that means that more people than ever before have had to make the transitions from infancy to adulthood with a special heart. What does that mean for children born with critical congenital heart defects?

What special struggles might they face? How can parents help their children to transition over the course of their lives? What do parents need to do to help their children become independent and successful? If infants are diagnosed as a "special needs children" will they ever be able to shake that label to live "normal" lives? Vicki Lucas, special educator and Heart Mom, shares her stories about watching her son, Alex (born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or HLHS) go from infancy to adulthood. She expounds upon some of the struggles Alex endured and how he has achieved success as an adult. You won't want to miss this inspiring program.