If you have a child with special needs, you know how hard it can be to accommodate those needs. The sea of doctors, schools, and therapists can be tough to navigate.
“How about when you first get a diagnosis? ‘Oh my goodness. Where do I go?’ ” said Meredith Roever. “You go through the pages of Dallas Child magazine, and you see a hundred different providers. ‘Oh my gosh. Am I going to get on the phone and start calling all these people and interviewing these people and finding out what they do?’ ”
Roever and Hollee Mills, co-presidents of the Park Cities Learning Disabilities Association, thought it would be great to put all of these providers in the same place at the same time. That’s why they came up with the Learning Difference Resource Expo. For four hours tomorrow, you’ll have a chance to meet representatives from about 40 providers of services related to autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, and dyslexia.
“We’re so excited,” Roever said of the event’s scope. “When Holly and I were talking about this, we said, ‘Wow. Do you think we could get 20?’ ” As it turned out, they’ve had to turn providers away. But no parents will be turned away tomorrow, and no one will be charged an admission fee. Pretty sweet deal, right?