Along side all of the things that I do, I am a mom of an autistic child first! Kristian is my twin pride and joy. Everyday she gets out the bad happy or sad and starts her day like any other kid. She is very inquisitive and loves food, playing in water, and watching videos on YouTube. In light of her illness and feeling my own frustrations with the lack of care, concern or resources for parents with exceptional children, I reached out to my pastor and asked could I start Kute Kidd.
Kute Kidd is a small support group anchored at the Church Without Walls in Carrollton, GA. This group is open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the church or religious to attend the meetings. We typically meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 3PM unless noted on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mykiddiskutegroup. Due to the unpredictability of COVID, we have suspended all face to face meetings; however, phone support is available 24/7 at 678-329-3027. The goal of the group is to be a comfortable place for parents to vent and exchanges resources and information with parents that can sympathize with their situation. We are actively working on a quite room for our Sunday services with children with sensory disorders. Ultimately, I would like to sponsor a bus trip to Sesame Place in Philadelphia, PA for disabled kids and their parents.
There is always a need so if you would like to donate, we have an active Cash App at $kutekiddsupport.
Let‘s admit it. IEPs and IEP meetings can be a scary place especially if you’re a novice or not sure what you can do as a parent.
I want you to know that you drive the bus for your child’s education.
If you’re need help or are unsure of what your child needs are, the best thing you can do is hire an advocate for special education.
There are two ways that I can advocate for your child:
1. I can physically be present (if my schedule permits) at the meetings and make sure your child’s case manager has given your child every opportunity to succeed.
2. I can walk you through the paperwork.
Things to know:
1. Consultations are free always.
2. If your child is schooled at a Coweta County School, I cannot be a physical advocate as I am employed with the system. I am still open to answering question.
3. These processes can be long and tedious, please don’t give up on your child.
4. Just one more things- Be honest with me!
Use this number listed above or email firstname.lastname@example.org
My linktree also has some awesome resources for parents of exceptional children