Annette Hines, host of Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast starts the podcast talking about her recent live video post in the Circle of Care Facebook private group open to anyone in the disability community in which she asked: “If I could do one thing for you today to make your life better, what would it be? Dream big.” Coming from a place of gratitude, Annette shares how important the gift of service is through asking others how we can help.
Being a servant leader to your family and community is one of the healthy, necessary roles for dads that John Felageller shares based on his experience as a single father raising his son, Christopher who has non-verbal autism. John explains how essential his faith and social communities were to the development of his role as a dad and learning disability parenting. In addition, his communities foster the response of giving back to others after receiving support ourselves and sharing resources. John’s service to others in the disability community has flourished through almost 20 years in education, serving as teacher, mentor, and director, and author. He currently serves as Ministry Relations Manager at Joni and Friends Chicago and a Special Education teacher in Chicago and is a regular contributor to Key Ministry’s Special Needs Family blog, as well as other special needs blogs including Hope Anew and The Mighty. You can read John’s encouraging messages on his Facebook page: John’s Blog for Special Needs Parents and learn more about his work on his website: https://www.johnfelageller.com