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Sample Questions for Media Interviews

Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations

1. How many children and families are impacted by special needs?

2. How do society's expectations/opportunities for special needs kids differ from, let’s say, 30 years ago?

3. What do you find are biggest misconceptions that we have as a society about this population—and how does that impact the everyday lives of these families and their children?

4. How can parents recognize and work through their grief about having a child with a disability while also trying to meet the needs of that child in ways that help them have better lives? And how important is it that they do so?

5. What can parents do to help siblings adjust to the challenges they face from having a sibling with special needs?

6. What are some of the biggest challenges parents face once their child reaches school age? What are the educational options for special needs children?

7. What is your take on the subject of full-educational inclusion?

8. What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and how can parents prepare for it?

9. How realistic is it to expect kids with special needs kids to grow up to be productive members of society? To be educated; to go to college; to get married and have children? Are we in danger of giving people false hope here?

10. What makes your book different from other parenting books—and why do you think it is an important addition to the bookstore shelves?

11. Your book is filled with parenting tips and advice in each chapter—can you share a couple of your favorite tips with us?

12. Where can people can go to learn more about your work on special needs?