News

FOX News Interview

I was humbled to be approached by a FOX news reporter to talk about my family’s experience during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember to give yourself grace during this time, and if you need support sign up for a free DAMES membership....

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COVID-19 and Special Needs Families

Today a local paper highlighted the strains that special-needs families are experiencing at this time. I was very honored to be interviewed for this article and I hope that I brought to light how the community can help special needs families at this time. DAMES has...

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Extra Extra!!! More Press for D.A.M.E.S.

This week D.A.M.E.S. was featured in the Scottsdale Progress Newspaper. Mr. Paul Maryniak did an excellent job capturing the motivation behind starting D.A.M.E.S. and the impact we hope to have on the differently-abled community. He also highlighted the business expo...

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Voyage Phoenix Interview

In October D.A.M.E.S. was featured on the Voyage Phoenix online magazine. This organization hopes to profile small businesses in the Phoenix area and they asked D.A.M.E.S. to be apart of it. You can find the article about D.A.M.E.S. here. If you know someone raising a...

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Autism Live Interview

Today I had the honor of being interviewed by Shannon Penrod on Autism Live. If you donโ€™t follow her YouTube channel you should. She is a wonderful resource for parents and practitioners who care for autistic children. She was wonderful and gave me a lot of time to...

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Wrangler News Write-up

This week an article featuring D.A.M.E.S. (Differently Abled Mothers Empowerment Society) was published in the Wrangler Newpaper. This story not only shares the genesis of D.A.M.E.S. but also my personal struggle as I watched both of my children recieve the autism...

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Care for the Giver

In March 2019 I arrived at the AZ State Capital Building to celebrate Family Caregiver Day. Thinking that I was going to be surrounded by other mothers of special needs children I was shocked to discover that I was the only one in attendance. The rest of the attendees...

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KTAR Interview

The D.A.M.E.S. app is out!!!! KTAR was kind enough to do a story on the D.A.M.E.S. organization and the app. It was so wonderful to sit down with Taylor Kinnerup and two of my D.A.M.E.S. members. Many times during the interview I had to hold back my emotions when I...

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Autism Expo at Ability 360

D.A.M.E.S. was at the Ability 360 conference and has a wonderful time connecting with the families in attendance. I also got to meet a few D.A.M.E.S. members I had never met with face to face! It was so wonderful to see all of the organizations who are here for this...

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Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Picnic

I love being a board member of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. This organization does so much for the autism community in Arizona. This event had it all: bubble machines, the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, tons of crafts, food and drink. All for free to those...

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