Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Finally, an IEP for Mom ~ Individualized Empowerment Plan

Now that my federal career is over, I am launching a new venture! My Free Telesummit for Moms is launching October 10, 2011. It is entitled: Finally, an IEP for Mom, An Individualized Empowerment Plan for Moms of Young Adults who have Special Needs.

My purpose and passion is to give voice to unspoken dreams of young people with special needs. I feel that I am most successful when working with Moms. When Moms are supported, they can move mountains and pave the way to success. When they give themselves permission to dream, they give their children permission to dream. When they take action, their children take steps forward.

Unfortunately, many Moms are very familiar with Individualized Educational Plans and Special Education. Many are angry, frustrated, and ready to throw in the towel as they confront the unsuccessful launch of their adult children with special needs. They are exhausted and feel that they are running out of time.

To respond to these emotional challenges and lack of energy, I have created the Individualized Empowerment Plan for Moms with Young Adults with Special Needs. I will be launching this Free Telesummit beginning October 10th. I plan to encourage collaboration and facilitate a community of support, so Mom can finally rest easy and sleep at night.

Having mothered 3 children with unique learning challenges, I know how important a community of support is to each of us. When I have collaborated with others, I have been energized and have had much energy to share with my family, my friends and community.

I now coach moms who want to launch their young adult children into independence and a life of meaning and am interested in expanding my reach via this telesummit.

I have conducted workshops and training events with educators and parents. My most successful presentation was entitled, "If Mama Ain't Transitioning, Ain't Nobody Transitioning." I believe that the IEP Summit for Moms, will be well received as the needs of Mom are great and everyone benefits when Mom has an Individualized Empowerment Plan!

To learn more about my new telesummit and sign up for this Free Series of interviews with my favorite mentors, visit my new telesummit site. Visit this new site: http// and recieve 3 Free Bonus Gifts to get you geared up and ready to enjoy this Oasis of Hope and Support!

What keeps you awake at night? What are you waiting for. Sign up now!


  1. Hey Doreen,
    You are opening an important door for moms everywhere. Just as care givers need care, moms who are the major advocates for the children with special needs, need an advocate also. Your experience can do so much for others because you've walked on those same paths.

  2. Thank you Carie. You have been and always will be a source of strength and wisdom in my life. You helped me to connect with those in the educational system, when I was struggling with raw emotions. You are a shining light in my life and in the life of my family. I hope to connect other parents with you.

    With hugs, high hopes and belief in you,