March of Dimes’ New Blog Series Helps Parents Deal With Their Children’s Delays and DisabilitiesPosted by Linda
Many of you know that MOD’s News Moms Need daily blog provides important information on a variety of topics – from pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, newborn care and more. We are really pleased to announce that NMN has a new weekly series, every Wednesday on Delays and disabilities – how to get help for your child. The series began January 16th and provides a step by step guide on what to do if you suspect or know that your child needs help in any area, such as speaking, walking, or learning. A child may need extra help at any time in his life, whether he was born preterm or not.
The blog is written by Barbara Carr, one of MOD’s Health Education Specialists in EHP, and the parent of a special needs child. Her knowledge of the “system” as well as her personal “been there” experience is a life line to other parents. The first few blog posts have generated a lot of excitement:
“I am definitely looking forward to reading this series. We will soon begin navigating the Kindergarten and elementary school Special Ed services for my son—-. I am sure Barb’s blog will have lots of useful information. Thanks so much!”
“As someone with a preemie who is now a preteen and over 5 feet tall it is often easy to forget that she was born so premature. She preforms well in school for the most part but there are still some lingering side effects from her early birth. This will be an amazing addition to Share and I can not wait.”
“This blog is going to help a lot of folks learn about what to do/when and empower them to ask questions, lots of them. I am so excited!!!”
“I am so thankful for this series…so many parents just go home with no idea of what to do and I have found that many pediatricians don’t even know about early intervention.”
Please pass the word on to all the parents you know – it is invaluable information. It appears every Wednesday on the News Moms Need blog and also is posted on our Facebook page as well as within our Share Your Story community. If you have suggestions or questions about the topic, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.