How to Handle a Health Crisis with a Special Needs Child


Handling a health crisis with a special needs child can be extremely difficult and challenging.  There are so many things to think about and be sensitive to for our special needs children. Contributors, Christy Carlson & Debbie Schmidt of Just2Moms, share their many experiences to the Emergency Room with their special needs children. Learn about the difficulty that sometimes occurs in having your child communicate what the actual issue is and how other people caring for them need to be sensitive to their uniqueness.


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About Christy Carlson & Debbie Schmidt

Christy Carlson and Debbie Schmidt, are not only great friends, but are both moms of Autistic boys. Together they founded the Autism awareness and acceptance non-profit, Just 2 Moms. They provide education and awareness about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD). Their assembly program combines personal stories, a home-made DVD and interactives engaging the audience with a clear understanding of the strengths and challenges a person with Autism might have. Since 2007, the two have been presenting these programs in NJ, PA, DE and NY to schools, civic organizations, businesses, parent groups, churches and synagogues. Debbie is also the facilitator of the Camden/Burlington County Chapter of ASPEN (Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network)

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