Today I welcome Vickie Rubin, three-time award-winning author of the inspiring memoir ‘Raising Jess: A Story of Hope’, and a passionate advocate for families of children with disabilities.
Topic today: Planning ahead for an adult child with disabilities.
Parenting is perpetual in a way for all of us (I remember thinking that my role more or less ended once I had got them through high school) however when your child has special needs, the worries actually increase as we age so I am delighted we are approaching this topic today, with the warm and wise specialist Vickie Rubin. I can imagine many being inspired to take action after listening to today’s episode.
Vickie Rubin, M.S Ed. is a three-time award-winning author of the inspiring memoir Raising Jess: A Story of Hope, published by Page Publishing. The memoir encompasses overcoming marriage struggles, having more children, and the sibling experience. Vickie’s debut memoir won the 2022 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Award for Non-Fiction and was a Finalist in the Best Book Award and Books Excellence Award for inspirational memoir. She is an experienced public speaker and passionate advocate for families of children with disabilities. Vickie’s essays are published in Newsweek and featured in the Buffalo News and guest blogs worldwide. She is a frequent Podcast guest sharing information about raising a child with a disability, inspiring hope, family dynamics, education, and advocacy. Her blog, Vickie’s Views, gives a heart-warming and humorous view of everyday life, including raising a child with a disability, observing daily life, family, marriage, and RV travel.
Before writing her book, Vickie was the director of the Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) for Oishei Children’s Hospital, Kaleida Health, a New York State Education Department grant-funded program. Vickie and her husband Mitch celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in 2022. They have three children, three grandchildren, and two very active dogs.
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○ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickie-rubin-aa1a09177/
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