I'm Not a "Special Needs" Mom
I started AB + Me over a year ago to help shed light on kids with disabilities and advocate for my daughter and kids like her. Becoming a special needs family has changed our lives, not better or worse- just different. It has opened my eyes to issues that our society faces that I didn't know existed. I am committed to making sure that my daughter is included in everything that she deserves- playgrounds, school, friends, community activities. I want to help make kids with disabilities “normal” in the eyes of society, where they’re not stared at for needing wheelchairs or feeding tubes because the other kids don't think twice about it. I love informing anyone I can about cerebral palsy, epilepsy and incontinentia pigmenti. To help everyone relate to Annie and realize that she is just a little girl like other kids. She wants to be accepted and played with. These disabilities and disorders have become part of our life and are our new normal, I don't see myself as a “special needs” mom- just a mom.