I’m a proud special needs sibling.
My brother has Down syndrome.
I fight with my brother. I cry with my brother. I tease my brother. I laugh with my brother.
My brother needs both you and me to be patient. Speak clearly and slowly. Allow him time to do things on his own.
He understands more...
Meet Jessica Kong! She's a special needs sibling (I didn't know that before this interview), a special needs parent and an IEP COACH!
Jessica completed the IEP Coach mentorship and is helping parents and IEP teams find solutions that WORK. (Find out more how you can become an IEP coach here.)
Special Needs Parents & Special Education Team,
It's time to let go of perfection and take the stress off of yourself for creating perfect days with perfect outcomes. Watch this video to find out what you can do instead of crushing yourself with pressure every day.
Holidays... I get it. As a special needs sibling, I used to watch my mom put cotton in my brother's ears when the noise was too much. His little ears (that's a trait of Down syndrome) just couldn't handle the noise. I literally can remember her pulling cotton out of a clean diaper in her bag one...
One of my absolute favorite new books!
Do you remember the "choose your own adventure books" from when you were a kid?
This is a new twist on that concept and it uses everyday situations that children (and parents) face everyday.
Should we sneak a snack or wait for mom?
There's an Instagram post that is driving me crazy... actually 3 posts. So I had to speak out, even if I hardly had a voice from my cold.
If you want to continue the conversation and get more details on how to write IEP goals that make sense (and help your child make progress).... ...