Thriving Special Families

Easy Ways to Support ADLs at Home

May 21, 2021 Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP Season 1 Episode 26
Thriving Special Families
Easy Ways to Support ADLs at Home
Show Notes

Join us to learn easy ways to foster your child's independence. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), are tasks performed by an individual on a daily basis that are essential to independent living. Children with special needs CAN develop these skills...and we as parents and caregivers can help. Learn more from our special guest April Tribe Giauque (, fellow special needs mom, author, speaker, and former teacher.

Takeaways: Cooking, grocery shopping, and doing laundry together can be great ways to teach a variety of skills including problem solving, fine motor skills, compromise, money math skills, and more!

April Tribe Giauque
In a nutshell, April is a ghostwriter, editor, amplifying speaker, and podcaster. She is a victor of domestic violence, and she walks a healing journey. April brings the stories of others to light through her coaching, editing, and writing for income, impact, and influence as the result.

As a keynote speaker, April addresses parents' educational needs, autism, deafness, inclusion, social-emotional Learning, domestic violence supports, writer's needs, and so much more. Sprinkle in nine children, five with special needs (deaf and autism), an amazing husband, and a teacher, and you’ve got the picture.

Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal Sanford is the owner 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 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

Want to work with Crystal? Here's how:
Monthly Conference: California Regional Center families can attend our Crystal Clear IEP Conference, offered monthly on Saturdays. Typically there is no cost to families. Please contact your service coordinator to confirm and register:

1-1 with Crystal: Schedule a strategic IEP Action Planning meeting with Crystal. Bring your top 1-2 IEP concerns and leave with a comprehensive plan for your success! Mention "TSF show" and receive the special guest rate of only $67:

IEP Advocacy: Crystal can serve as your personal powerhouse as an advocate in your IEP meetings. Learn more:

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