Friday, July 12, 2024

Parents of Children With Disabilities: What’s Your #1 Question? We need your help!

Graphic of some of the special needs questions parents may ask like who, what, when, where, why and howParenting is NOT for the faint of heart! From the first moment your child enters your life, you begin asking questions, and you grasp any information you can gather that may help you along the way. My children are in college now, and I’m still asking questions. We want to do what’s right for our children, and that’s a good thing!

The launch of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast is just 2 months away, and we’re looking for input from the parents we hope to serve. Will you help us know what topics we should address first, and help us get organized? We want this resource to be of help to parents at all stages of parenting from the time they find out they’re going to become parents through supporting their children as adults.

We will be focusing on parents of children with disabilities, and we want to address all aspects of parenting as well as some medically specific topics that will be of more interest to a smaller group of parents in our audience. To do this, we need your input!

What types of “Disabilities?”

Photo of a playground with special needs children playing with their peers.When we refer to parenting children with “disabilities,” we’re including the physical, mental, and emotional challenges our children may be facing. There are many children who struggle with “invisible” challenges, and we want to make sure that those parents know this is a place they can come to for support along with those parents whose children have more visible needs. We want to celebrate the abilities of our children while helping parents learn to navigate the different stages of their child’s development.

Questions From Parents

What questions do you have about parenting a child with a disability? Which topics would you like to hear more about? What have you learned along the way that you would have liked to have known earlier? Who has been helpful to you as a parent of a child with a disability? (If you have someone in particular you’d like us to interview, use the referral link HERE to help us get in contact with them.)

Thank you for your help as we gear up for the first podcast on January 28, 2022 at 12:00 noon EST! Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter so you can stay up to date on upcoming topics and special events.

Tonya & Steve

(Link to the “Let’s Talk About It!” survey form.)

Tonya Wollum


Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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