Resources for parents of children with special needs
While we take this month of April to celebrate the “Month of the Young Child,” I would like to highlight young children with special needs. My, name is Bonnie Larrimore and was the proud parent of a child with multiple disabilities. I work for The Parents Place of Maryland, a center for families of children with disabilities. I am the Eastern Shore Region Educator, and I live in Queen Anne’s County. I provide one-to-one assistance to families concerning special education and health care advocacy.
In April, we are celebrating the Month of the Young Child which focuses on the early learning experiences crucial to the development of young children. We are here to help parents to be supported, informed and, most of all, become the best advocates for their children.
Parents centers help families to better understand their children’s disabilities and educational needs, to communicate more effectively with schools and related professionals. We also help them to obtain appropriate services for their children with schools or other agencies and to connect with the community resources that assist children with special needs.
I look forward to assisting our families and youth to achieve their visions and dreams. For more information, call me at 410-928-2079 or visit www.ppmd.org.