Being unable to understand safety is a challenge for many people with developmental disabilities. The handicap permit laws were not inline with need. Now they are.
COVID impacted many families with disabilities in our community. Sassy Mama partnered with the Arc of Lincoln to deliver gift bags to 150 families.
COVID is a hard time for all children. Kids with developmental disabilities have additional challenges. Doing my part to advocate for inclusion and safety.
The Lincoln Children's Museum does an amazing job of supporting the developmental disability community. We attend their events regularly. Parents supporting parents is so important.
Sassy Mama had the honor to participate in a community wide initiative to provide alternative trick or treating opportunities for kids with disabilities.
Having COVID was a worst nightmare for us. Unfortunately we contracted it in January 2021. The concerns were many when caring for a child with a disability.
We are firm believers that the best way for a special needs child to learn is with their same age, same grade classmates IN THE CLASSROOM. Distance learning makes that nearly impossible.
Having a law changed was a much bigger hill than I ever imagined. This was the beginning of our journey.
Spring of 2020 our city had riots. The damage to downtown was in the millions. We have friends at the police department and that morning I took them fruit, muffins and other breakfast items and then headed downtown for clean up.
We were so lucky to meet with the Lincoln Journal Star to talk about progress in getting the handicap parking permit legislation moving forward
In 2014, Max was born early because of pre-eclampsia. Two weeks later our friend Jen passed away from pre-eclampsia after the birth of her son. We started a promise walk in our city to raise money and awareness.