Music has the power to change lives, especially for those on the autism spectrum. Learn how "the magic of music" may be able to change your child's life!
Since the 1980s, John has enjoyed success in business as owner of CIS Office Installers. His love of music led him to a second career as front man for Neid’s Hotel Band, which in 2016 was voted Pittsburgh’s best bar band. Through his performances, he has helped raise more than a quarter of a million dollars for area charities. His leadership, generosity and work ethic are well known throughout the Pittsburgh music scene. He loves to perform and wants to create opportunities for others to share in that experience.
Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal is the owner and director of Sanford Autism Consulting
(https://www.sdautismhelp.com), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting fellow families impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about IEP assistance and help advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at
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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!!