Hi Friends! I’m so excited to share today’s interview with you!
This episode is for anyone who either has a child with special needs, or knows someone who does. (Pretty sure that is everyone!) This topic was born out of my own desire to be a better friend; to not let my lack of knowledge or awkwardness get in the way of better supporting my friends who have kids with special needs. I’m pretty sure I am not not alone in all of this, and I’m so grateful Sandra Peoples was willing to come on to guide us from her experience, and with so much grace.
Sandra has a son with Autism and she was also raised with a sister with Down Syndrome. Because of this, Sandra understands well what special needs families need most. Sandra gives us practical advice on how we can support our friends (the parents of the kids) and ALSO how our kids can be a good friend to the child with special needs as well as to the “typical” siblings of them! (SO important!) This conversation is so packed with ideas, inspiration and grace.
I truly hope this episode moves us all to step out of our comfort zone, make a new friend, or just move in closer to an old one. I pray that we might rally around those amazing men and women who are doing the incredibly important, hard work of raising special needs kids.
See notes below for all of the links and please consider sharing this episode with your friends. (Some of your kids might want to listen in to this as well!)
Sandra’s website: Sandrapeoples.com
Sandra’s Podcast: Self Care and Should Care for the Caregiver
Sandra’s Post: 7 Phrases Every Special Needs-Sibling Needs to Hear (and I love the little video included in this post! 😉 )
My post from a few years ago: Meeting a Special Needs Family: What do you say?
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MORE ABOUT SANDRA…
Sandra Peoples is a special-needs mom and sibling. She and her family live outside of Houston, TX where she serves her church as the director of special-needs ministry. She’s the author of Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family and the host of the podcast, Self Care and Soul Care for the Caregiver. You can connect with her at sandrapeoples.com.
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