A note from a parent
After testing showed my daughter was developmentally delayed, I held fast to my friend whose older child has long struggled with learning. She was my community, yet I yearned for a vast safety net to catch my family.
I asked a special education teacher why there wasn’t such a network in place. Her answer: At first, parents are too busy helping their own kids; then, they age out of helping others.
Thankfully, a network of sorts is forming online. In the pages that follow we talk with six people who are part of this community. They’re working to make life better for people with special needs including anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, sensory sensitivities and other neuro-differences.
Think outside the box
It's time to think differently about ADHD.
Join ParentMap on April 25 in Kirkland for a night with Dr. Hallowell and discover the strengths-based approach to parenting a child with ADHD/ADD. Get the resources and support you need to help your child thrive at our free Every Child resource fair supporting neurodiverse learners.