TEDI 4 Week 3 - Becoming Part of a Support Team- A Mother's Perspective

In this video, Aimee Isaacs and special needs educator Sandra Chikowore discuss Sandra's experience in empowering a team to work together to care for children with severe to profound intellectual disability. Sandra, as a mother of a child with a disability, has experience in caring for children with different kinds of disabilities, such as children with autism and fetal alcohol syndrome. She discusses the role she plays in linking the support teams, caregivers and community partners in the care process, and which community members are involved in the care of children with disabilities. She then discusses how each different member of the support team enables or supports the care for children with disability, from physicals care work to advocacy. She discusses the importance of mutual respect, collaboration and open communication between different support team members.