This week’s show is on Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and features Millie Bucy, retired Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Parent Services Manager / Parent Liaison Project Founder and Phyllis Guthman, retired (FDLRS) Parent Services CommunicationsLiaison and Wooton & Guthman LLC Founder.
Wooton & Guthman LLC provides Special Needs Consultation, Communications and Resources and is a Special Needs Family Hour Sponsor! Resources mentioned are available on the Special Needs Family Hour website!
Pictured: Millie Bucy, Phyllis Guthman, Julie Ames, SNFH, and Jose Cruz, On-Air Studio Engineer
Transition To Adulthood for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Parent Resources For Life Beyond High School by Phyllis Guthman & Mildred Bucy
Wooton & Guthman LLC
Our guest this week is Donna Kirk. She is the author of the book “Finding Mathew”. It is a story about “the sorrows, struggles, and challenges, as well as the amazing presence of love and joy – that come with being the parent of a child with disabilities.
Donna’s son Matthew was born brain-damaged as a result of oxygen deprivation. At the time (1970) Donna and her husband were advised by doctors to put Matthew in an institution, have another baby as soon as possible, and get on with their life. Needless to say Donna and her husband did not take that advice! “Finding Matthew” tells the story of Matthew’s life from birth to age 40.
DonnaKirk.com: Donna Kirk’s blog is all about what happened in between Matthew’s devastating diagnosis and his successful life as a respected, contributing member
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