I’m on a quest. It’s been a long standing quest to use technology and help the special needs world. My relationship with the tech world started long before Jordan was born. But thanks to my comfort inside this space and the growing ways to communicate with you, it helped me build Born Just Right. In 2005, I had very few places to connect and learn about limb differences. My writing was an outlet for me at first, but it’s grown as a way to share and advocate beyond my family’s needs. I’m honored to be able to help share my experiences with you and help us all grow in our special needs world. From our very first meetups to our most recent Google+ Hangout meeting, I’d love to continue to find ways to connect and learn.
The longer I participate in this community, the more I discover how all parents of special needs kids have a need to connect and share. We all have similarities and have learned lessons that can help each other. Often those lessons stay within specific special needs communities. I’m hoping my panel will help expand personal connections and see what new ways we can all help each other. First, here’s the summary of my panel:
Special needs communities unite! This brainstorming session will take a look at how some people have been able to harness the power of online community to bring special needs parents together. We will look at what social tools work and don’t work when parents look for ways to get support for their special needs kids. Talk to a special needs parent and you’ll realize, this community does not come together often enough to share how we make advocating for our children work. This is not a session looking to find funding for our child’s challenges. This is a conversation where anyone with a link to any type of special need can talk about the need for community and advocacy in a culture where abilities of all types should be celebrated.
Now… here’s details about what I need from you:
I’m so excited about this opportunity and I would love to see if an open discussion about special needs in an unusual setting can make a difference for us all.