Is your teen struggling to engage in distance learning, hybrid learning, etc.? There is help and there is hope! Learn more from our special guest Kathleen Smith who brings over 25 years of experience supporting teens with IEPs in public schools. Kathleen's tips include reaching out to teachers and asking for 1-1 sessions as needed to better understand your child's assignments.
Kathleen Smith is a wife and mother who has raised seven children with her husband of 30 years. She has worked in education for over 25 years as a paraprofessional, supporting children with IEPs of all ages. Kathleen is a huge advocate for a good parent/teacher relationship because she believes it is critical for the success of students. Kathleen is also a seamstress and enjoys home decorating.
Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal is the president and director of Sanford Autism Consulting, a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about assistance in advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Thriving Special Families Podcast...
Thriving Special Families is the perfect podcast for special needs families...especially those impacted by Autism. Join us for insight, humor, and hope along your special needs journey. Our host, Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP, interviews experts, community members, caregivers, and other special needs allies. She also shares from her experiences as an Autism parent, speech pathologist, and educational advocate. This is our podcast special needs families...let's thrive!!