Nationally Recognized Voice on Special Needs Parenting Issues

Brief Synopsis

Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs challenges families and professionals to help children with special needs reach their full potential by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This groundbreaking and inspiring book provides detailed information on how to let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve grief, avoid the no-false-hope syndrome, access early intervention services, and avoid the use of limiting and outdated labels. Also included are specific guidelines for working with professionals, understanding the law and inclusion, planning for the future, and insightful interviews with Dana Reeve of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Tim Shriver of Special Olympics, and Diane Bubel of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation.

"The essential companion for parents and professionals who care for individuals with special needs.“

From the Foreword by Gail Williamson, Executive Director
Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles

“Judy Winter’s book is a wonderful story filled not only with practical insights, but also with inspirational ideas for how parents can imagine a future filled with high hopes for every child.“

Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board
Special Olympics

“This wonderful book is a tribute to the power of faith, optimism, and possibility thinking.
Breakthrough Parenting will provide hope and inspiration to all families challenged by special needs.”

Dr. Robert H. Schuller, founding pastor, Crystal Cathedral Ministries/Hour of Power and author, Don’t Throw Away Tomorrow


“It’s about ability, not disability! I believe Ms. Winter will influence many parents and give them a positive outlook in raising their children.”

Chris Burke, actor, aka Corky from Life Goes On

The Author

Judy Winter is an award-winning journalist on special needs parenting issues and the recipient of the 2002 Exceptional Parent Award. She parented a child with cerebral palsy for nearly thirteen years. Judy Winter brings passion to all she undertakes. /