I have a new job, which means I have been plunked down into someone else’s office in a new work environment with its own culture. It’s incredible. This is where I am meant to be, and that feels really good.
I work in a law office that represents parents of special needs kids, and guess what that means? A good number of the staff here (we’re a small office, but let’s call it 50%) are also parents of special needs kids; some now adults, some still going through the public school system.
I am nothing short of amazed at how hard parents of kids with learning challenges, physical impairments, or mental health needs, to name just a few types of disabilities, need to work not just to advocate for their own children, but to make it through the day. Every day.