Thriving Special Families

Parenting & Neurodiversity: One Mom's Story

June 17, 2021 Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP Season 1 Episode 31
Thriving Special Families
Parenting & Neurodiversity: One Mom's Story
Show Notes

What happens when your child is identified with special needs? How does life change? Learn more about one mom's story while parenting neurodiverse children. Gain insight, humor, and hope for your special needs parenting journey!

Lorna Rose
Lorna is a Pacific Northwest writer and speaker. Her work has been recognized by PNWA and the Oregon Poetry Association, and has appeared in several magazines and anthologies. She is former president of Write On The River, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting writers in North Central Washington and beyond, as well as on the board of the Oregon Poetry Association. Lorna is also a certified ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) speaker, and has spoken publicly and written about finding resilience, raising neurodiverse children, motherhood and writing, and her experience in AmeriCorps.
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Crystal Sanford, M.Ed.. M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal 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

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