Coordinating a Special Needs Village

We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something…. Sandra Day O’Connor

Creating a Village: America and the New Semester

It Takes a Village Part Deux

A successful village
[Adapted from The School-Home Connection, by Rosemary A. Oleander, Jacqueline Elias, Rosemary D. Mastroleo, 2010, Corwin Press, Inc.]

1.     The village is about the child, but the family dynamics is very important to a successful program.
2.     Communication is key.
3.     The information coming from the school, the therapists, the doctors and the parents must all be user-friendly.
4.     Be proactive.
5.     Don’t be afraid to incorporate your family’s uniqueness (culture, religion, ethnicity).


Aspects of a Special Needs Village: Parenting and Practice 

Aspects of a Special Needs Village: Communication, a Two-way Channel 

Aspects of a Special Needs Village: Conflict Management 

If you are interested in booking the free presentation and workshop  "Coordinating a Child's Special Needs Village" contact me at For those not in my geographic area, a Skype presentation is available.

Also check out the Tab Practical Information by Age.