FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), from the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
Episode 59 is affectionately titled "We Wrote A Book!" Natalie Vecchione (podcast host) and Cindy LaJoy (mom of 5, founder of Blue Collar Homeschool and Buckaroos Slices and Scoops) co-authored a new book titled "Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities". Natalie and Cindy share their new adventure about their book and how it came to fruition. Natalie and Cindy are both homeschool moms. Years ago, they realized that their teens with FASD needed an alternative homeschool, high school path in order for their teens to have a meaningful future. Within their respective families, Natalie and Cindy each battled confusion, isolation and uncertainty. However, they turned their desperation into inspiration! Through entrepreneurship and old-fashioned apprenticeship, Natalie and Cindy prepared their teens with FASD to move forward with hope and a set of life / job skills. Natalie and Cindy have joined together to write the book that THEY wish they had to guide them during those frightening and lonely moments!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6
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"Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities" by Natalie Vecchione and Cindy LaJoy