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“I REALIZED I WAS NOT ALONE”

PERSONAL STORIES

“I REALIZED I WAS NOT ALONE”

When I moved to Wilton, I had a child with special needs, but had no idea what that really meant. SPED*NET helped me navigate many areas of the special needs world. From parent support groups to understanding the PPT/IEP process to working with the schools, SPED*NET helped me to grow as a parent. I realized I was not alone— that there was a lot I could do to help my child. Sometimes it was just picking up the phone to talk to someone who’d already been through what I was
currently experiencing.

As I helped my own family using the many things I learned from SPED*NET, I was able to be the one to help the younger, less experienced mom through her learning process. The variety of speakers SPED*NET brings in to talk about different issues affecting our children,
can surely benefit every special needs family.

My kids are thriving today, and I know that through the work of SPED*NET, I was able to help my family in so many ways. I am forever grateful for the advice and friendships I have made through this long journey.”

Wilton Parent

SPED*NET Wilton was there for me at a critical time when I moved with my son to Connecticut from the UK.
I was living in a foreign country, with no knowledge of my child’s rights, and my 7 year old was at a crisis point. SPED*NET Wilton guided and supported me to find expert psychological testing for him, which focused me on what he needed, what he found challenging, and proved just how much potential there was for future growth that needed attention.

Eve accompanied me to my first PPT, educated me, and helped me focus on what was important at each stage of his development. Gradually, with SPED*NET’s help, I became an effective advocate for my son, and when my other son needed support I was there for him and for others who needed guidance with their children.

Today, I’m a teacher in the UK and, whilst teacher training was useful,
I learned more from SPED*NET and my own children’s paths through their education and their lives so far. Both my sons are now self-aware, empathetic, expressive, accountable people for whom SPED*NET helped provide a map for life.”

Emma Sutherland,
Former Wilton Parent

When I moved to Wilton, I had
a child with special needs, but had no idea what that really meant. SPED*NET helped me navigate many areas of the special needs world. From parent support groups to understanding the PPT/IEP process to working with the schools, SPED*NET helped me to grow as a parent. I realized I was not alone— that there was a lot I could do to help my child. Sometimes it was just picking up the phone to talk to someone who’d already been through what I was
currently experiencing.

As I helped my own family using the many things I learned from SPED*NET, I was able to be the one to help the younger, less experienced mom through her learning process. The variety of speakers SPED*NET brings in to talk about different issues affecting our children, can surely benefit every special
needs family.

My kids are thriving today, and I know that through the work of SPED*NET, I was able to help my family in so many
ways. I am forever grateful for the advice and friendships I have made through this
long journey.”

Wilton Parent

SPED*NET Wilton was there for me at a critical time when I moved with my son to Connecticut from the UK.
I was living in a foreign country, with no knowledge of my child’s rights, and my 7 year old was at a crisis point. SPED*NET Wilton guided and supported me to find expert psychological testing for him, which focused me on what he needed, what he found challenging, and proved just how much potential there was for future growth that needed attention.

Eve accompanied me to my first PPT, educated me, and helped me focus on what was important at each stage of his development. Gradually, with SPED*NET’s help, I became an effective advocate for my son, and when my other son needed support I was there for him and for others who needed guidance with their children.

Today, I’m a teacher in the UK and, whilst teacher training was useful,
I learned more from SPED*NET and my own children’s paths through their education and their lives so far. Both my sons are now self-aware, empathetic, expressive, accountable people for whom SPED*NET helped provide a map for life.”

Emma Sutherland,
Former Wilton Parent

When I moved to Wilton, I had a child with special needs, but had no idea what that really meant. SPED*NET helped me navigate many areas of the special needs world. From parent support groups to understanding the PPT/IEP process to working with the schools, SPED*NET helped me to grow as a parent. I realized I was not alone— that there was a lot I could do to help my child. Sometimes it was just picking up the phone to talk to someone who’d already been through what I was currently experiencing.

As I helped my own family using the many things I learned from SPED*NET, I was able to be the one to help the younger, less experienced mom through her learning process. The variety of speakers SPED*NET brings in to talk about different issues affecting our children, can surely benefit every special needs family.

My kids are thriving today, and I know that through the work of SPED*NET,
I was able to help my family in so many ways. I am forever grateful for the advice and friendships I have made through this long journey.”

Wilton Parent

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