Thriving Special Families

Superhero Siblings

September 08, 2021 Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP Season 2 Episode 11
Thriving Special Families
Superhero Siblings
Show Notes

Your family is diverse. Maybe you have a child with unique needs as well as "neurotypical" kiddos. How do you maintain balance in your parenting?

Learn tips from a superhero sibling! Karishma Bali is a consultant, author, and successful entrepreneur ( But, most importantly she shares her insight as a typical sibling of a sister with unique needs.

Karishma Bali
Karishma was born and raised in Chicago, IL USA. Karishma has lived in
Europe and Asia for her studies, has completed several startup internships
nationally and internationally, has consulted, developed and led many research projects, been a professor of entrepreneurship and is a published author in her series on academic strategy. Karishma is bilingual, completed her undergraduate studies from Loyola University Chicago, a tri-city Master’s in Global Entrepreneurship from the University of San Francisco , Master’s in Biology/Medical Physiology from Case Western Reserve University and is currently a consultant, the founder of Pulse Athletic Apparel, an athletic apparel company and co-founder of Onedrus, a company commercializing an air filtration technology developed by NASA.

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.

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