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Donna Oliver (okmom23)

Joined 8 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

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Our family transferred from Metro New Jersey to the Midwest in 2002. I left my Nursing Career, and Real Estate Brokers License behind. As a single Mom, I care for my young adult daughter diagnosed with Autism and developmental challenges. This is my passion, advocacy for Special Needs! So many children need services to realize their potential. The first few years are critical for the child to obtain the correct therapies and services. I enjoy advocacy, writing, photojournalism, art, research and networking. Finding Hubpages two years ago has given me an opportunity to increase my knowledge and find wonderful friends.

I have taken quite a long break due to family circumstances. As of May 14 2017, I plan to resume writing articles, reading other authors and learning all of the Hub News I have missed.

Now my daughter is in her twenties. I can see how valuable her Individual Education Plan impacted her activities of daily living. Understanding The Special Education maze, along with networking was extremely helpful. The next step is independence, which we are working on. I look forward to sharing helpful tips for this transition.

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