My name is Cathie York and I am the mom of ten year beautiful boy who has Dyslexia, ADHD and is considered Atypical Autistic. To say the last ten years has been tiring is a gross understatement. Between all the testing, scores, evaluations, IEP Meetings, meetings about meetings, specialists, sleepless nights, paperwork, emails, phone calls, insurance, co-pays, teachers, Doctors, diagnosis, medication, no medication, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, divorce, foreclosure and plenty of tears one only thing other than coffee kept me going when I wanted to just drop. The belief down to my very core that my son was more than just a diagnosis or IEP, he is Clinton, my son and he has so much to offer this world and I will always fight for his right to learn the unique way he learns.
There is no doubt that if you’ve read this far you have been where I am or know someone who has. My hope for my child, your child and all children is that they never feel something is “wrong” with them or that they are less than. That being said the world we will live in today is very uncertain and being different or learning different is harder and scarier than it should be. Navigating all that comes with having a child of different abilities is also harder and scarier than it should be.
It is not my goal to fix a broken education system, but it is my hope that I can help provide resources, support, knowledge and comfort for those who are struggling and feel alone or overwhelmed.
I look forward to this journey and I hope you will join us!
Cathie & Clinton