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Because everyone needs a friend that “gets it” and can relate to the unpredictable world that   special needs parents navigate daily.  This is your chance to know—You are not Alone!

Each week Carmen Brown, mom of three wonderful children all uniquely on the spectrum, hosts conversations for parents to share stories, gain insight or lend advice to each other.


This hour will fly by and quickly become you newest favorite self-care moment of the week.

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Tuesday Mornings @ 10:30am EST  

Thanks for registering to our event. See you Tuesday!

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You are Not Alone

Welcome! This page is dedicated to parents lending encouragement to other parents. Many of us on this journey find the best comfort and refuge in the company of other parents that "get it". Imagine meeting that newly diagnosed parent and watching them find inspiration and encouragement in your words. We invite you to participate in "Words of Encouragement". Complete the form below and send us a 2-3 min video that consists of a message of hope, understanding and inspiration. Your video will be considered for use in this project and if selected will be published on this page with many more. Our goal is to create a kaleidoscope of messages, people, stories and love. If you have a child with special needs please consider participating in this selfie video program.  

Send Us Your Video

I hereby grant permission to Abilities Workshop, Inc, with a mailing address of 631 Palm Springs Drive #107, Altamonte Springs FL 32701 the rights of my image, in video or still, and of the likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or videotape without payment or other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area. Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following uses: courses and educational materials, media, news (press), online / internet videos, presentations, By signing this release, I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting. I will be consulted about the use of the photographs or video recording for any purpose other than those listed above. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed. This release applies to photographic, audio or video recordings collected as part of the sessions listed on this document only. By checking this box and acknowledging this release, I acknowledge that I have completely read and fully understand the above release and agree to be bound thereby. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material for educational purposes.

Please send your videos to

Large video files often work best being emailed from a Gmail account,

or we can send you a link to upload to.

Thanks for submitting! We will be in contact with you soon, all submissions are responded to within 24 business hours.

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Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I am a single mother of three extraordinary, bright, special children, who are also on the Autism Spectrum. I invite you to join me on this journey, and stop by to read about my own experiences, thoughts, and advice to the parents who have a child who was recently diagnosed; you can find all of this, and more, on my segment, "Sincerely, Stephanie." I am currently an IEP advocate/coach and have a passion for helping parents understand the IEP process and how to navigate the Special Education system. I made it a priority to learn how it all worked, and to educate myself on the "school jargon." I feel strongly about instilling confidence in my little ones and reminding them daily that they are capable of many great things. 


   I realize how important community and support is, and I have not had a lot of it throughout the years, but I have become better at networking and finding ways to meet others who have had similar experiences as I have. I hope my writing brings some comfort and positivity to your own journey.




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