Judy Winter is an award-winning writer, speaker and author
and has published dozens of personal essays and human-interest features
for a number of publications on a wide range of subjects, including
special needs. Career
highlights include interviewing Dana Reeve, Mattie Stepanek, Tim
Shriver, Kathy Buckley and many accomplished individuals facing
special needs. Judy’s on-going, passionate commitment to better lives
for kids with exceptionalities is fueled by stellar examples of Jesus,
Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Eunice Kennedy Shriver,
Timothy Shriver and Oprah.
Click here for Judy's complete biography.
Click here to purchase Breakthrough
Click here to read Book Synopsis
Click here to read the Book Intro
Click here to read some of
The Buzz/Reviews for BP!
Click here for Judy’s Favorite Links-Resources for 2008, including links for
many of the author’s essays and feature articles on special needs.
Judy's words also appear in
- A Special Kind of Love: For Those Who Love Children with Special
- Enabled in Words. The Real Lives. Real Victories of
People with Disabilities.
- Back Cover Quote for The Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language
- In parenting magazines and other print/online media across
Judy has also been fortunate to chat with Mitch
Albom, Felicity Huffman, Caroline Kennedy, Marlee Matlin, Wendy Wasserstein and Marianne
Williamson, have a private meeting with Tim
Shriver at Special Olympics headquarters, interview several Sesame
Street cast members, discuss special needs & health care with Michael
Moore on the streets of Traverse City, and take part in a Q/A
King during the runthrough for her new Oprah & Friends XM
Judy Winter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication
from Michigan State University and a few advanced degrees in real-life
Judy's upcoming projects:
- Project Advisor/Speaker for Outreach Project for film ROLLING (distribution/national
outreach effort of WNET Boston) for WKAR-Public Television/ Live
event/film promo to be held in April 2008.
- STAY TUNED for Judy’s next Book & Photo
in the works!
Judy Winter is featured in the ground-breaking
film The Sandwich Kid: A Film About Siblings & Disabilities.
The 2007 release was produced by Keri Bowers and her talented son,
Jace, whose older brother, Taylor, has autism. The film gives important
voice to the challenging role of siblings in special needs families. Click
here to watch the film’s promo.
Judy Winter is a Nationally Recognized Expert on Special Needs
Parenting Issues. She is an engaging, spirited, and powerful
public speaker. Click here to find out
more about how to book Judy to speak at your event.
Click here to find out more about the MSU
Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp
of which I am co chair.
Click here to read the Words
of Wisdom from Eric’s Friends.
What would I do without them?!
Book Release Party 2006
I would LOVE to chat with Jesus—and Oprah and Josh Blue—& YOU!
- Share your stories of parenting success and
your favorite inspirational quotes with me!
- Tell me the biggest challenges and greatest rewards you
face as a sibling in a special needs family!
- Let me know how music has improved your own life
with a disability, or how it has positively impacted the life of someone
you love with special needs.
- Send me your cutest service/therapy dog photos! No attachments!
If I can’t resist what you send me, I’ll send you a signed copy of Breakthrough
Parenting, or a RicStar’s Camp T-shirt, or feature
your words of wisdom and/or adorable family/pet photos on my blog
or consider them for my new greeting cards!
Are you ready to be heard on the important subject of special needs?
Then start writing— because I can’t wait to hear from you! Click
here to tell your story!
Huge thanks, Jenna & Erik, for all your amazing contributions to
my life & work—
& to this Web site! I adore you!
Special thanks to my talented, hard-working
design team, McNenly Group.
Small in numbers— Big results! You guys always get it right!
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