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It Takes A Village

Advocate For Families With Special Needs Parenting Journeys

In 2011, Carinne Mossa, founder of It Takes A Village, took an unexpected turn when her healthy four-month-old son experienced a 45-minute seizure, leading to a hospitalization involving various medical tests and a diagnosis of RSV. This marked the beginning of a new life for their family as seizures continued, and their son’s normal development slowed down by the age of 24 months. After genetic testing, the family received the official diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome, a challenging form of epilepsy unresponsive to existing medications. In 2021, they also received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Drawing upon her background in Psychology and Elementary Education, she has been able to navigate the complexities of raising a child with special needs, and as a result, she founded It Takes a Village Special Needs Parent Coaching LLC to provide support and guidance to other parents facing similar challenges. With her unique perspective as both an educator and a special needs parent, she is well-prepared to assist and advocate for families on their own special needs parenting journeys.

You've Found Your Village

It’s no accident we’ve found each other and I’m so happy you’re here. If you are struggling with navigating life as a parent of a child with special needs, I see you. If you feel lost, depleted, overwhelmed or like a shadow of your former self, I’ve been you.

Life with a child who has special needs is HARD (can I get an amen?!) and all too often, we go it alone and with too few resources to guide the way. We struggle, our marriages struggle, our other children struggle and our lives start to feel like they’re not our own.

There’s a reason they say “it takes a village to raise a child” and the truth of that is felt especially deeply by special needs parents. That’s where I come in. As a parent of a child with multiple diagnoses and special needs, I have lived it. As a former professional educator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, I understand it. I’m here to hold your hand and walk you through it— with tools, strategies, and a customized action plan, we’ll take you from barely surviving to happily thriving.

Why Special Needs Parent Coaching?

Raising a child with special needs can put a lot of stress on a marriage, making it hard to keep a healthy relationship. Handling a job, home, family, and your child’s medical needs can be too much, leading to burnout. Special needs parent coaching can help by giving you the support and strategies to manage everything better.

Many parents struggle to get the right medical and educational help for their children, which can be very frustrating. Feeling lonely or isolated because of your child’s condition can also be very hard. Special needs parent coaching offers a supportive community and expert advice to help you through these challenges and create a happier family life.

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