Source: Who Am I?
Published by tarsha benevento
I am an educator who thrives on helping others. I currently tutor students in all subjects and grades. In addition I have just completed a Parent Advocacy class with The Federation of Children with Special Needs. I will be a certified Parent Advocate in January! I plan to dedicate my time to helping other families of children with special needs. I also plan on working to find the best and most effective treatments and interventions for people with albinism. My big "how the heck are you going to do this?" dream is to start a non profit business that provides early childhood classes (music, playtime, movement etc.) for children that also include the therapies provided in early intervention. While the children are in classes, there will also be FREE classes/workshops for their caregivers. There they can learn about all things special education and how to navigate insurance companies to maximize the services they acquire for their child/children. As if all of that is not enough I have been dreaming about writing a children's book (dare I say a series!!) with two characters who have albinism for about eight years now. In the book (s) their friends will represent students with a variety of different abilities, from allergies to autism. The difference for me is that the book will NOT be based around the special needs of the characters. Instead it/they will follow a spunky bunch as they go on field trips, have play dates, get in trouble at school and the like. Through the dialogue I will be able to teach the reader about each different ability. This way the book(s) will spread awareness while the readers learn about children who have special needs or different abilities in everyday settings. *sigh* A girl can dream!!!! Oh yeah, just one more thing.......Sunday dinner. Sunday dinner, not money, is the currency of my family. My husband and I have the most remarkable extended families. When we speak about what fuels us, we always end up at the dining room table surrounded by our families eating pasta and meatballs, watching football and laughing. View all posts by tarsha benevento