When my daughter Ana was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in 2005, I experienced grief, anger, hopelessness, anxiety and fear hand in hand with her diagnosis. I didn’t know where to turn, what to do or what to think.
That’s when I first connected with SNSC. With support from our wonderful Program Director, Ana received a BigSib who helped her learn to trust people other than her family.
Later, when struggling with the special education process, advice from a Parent Support and Educational Advocate guided me through the process, empowering me to make the right choices for her.
Today we have an abundance of gratitude, support, grace, hope, happiness, acceptance and love in our life thanks, in part, to SNSC.
I am grateful to get to be a part of a loving team and to provide support for other families. I work extra hard to give all I can to the Special Needs Support Center because I know how important our work really is.
Nicki Thrall Administrative Coordinator, Parent of a child with a Disability