About Kim Saavedra, IEP Coach
Like many families across the nations, our family is on the Autism Journey. Our personal experiences through Therapies, Education, Special Diet, Bio-Medical, and Resources, thus far are leading our family on the path to recovery.
Recovery can have different meanings to different families. My perspective of recovery is not limited to Autism. My perspective applies to all families which is for all our children to have Positive Self Image, Confidence, Awareness of Their Value and Awareness of Their Purpose in Life and Apply Their Talents and Gifts in a positive manner and enlighten the world we all share.
“I wish I knew then, what I know now” is what I sometimes think to myself when I reflect on the earliest years of my boys IEPs. When I wasn’t quite sure what was going on but the IEP meetings went well and I just “went with the flow”. I have also thought to myself “What if I got pregnant again? And what if that child was to be born with special needs as well?” With the knowledge and experience I now have, I would be able to put plans into place and take action from the start.
It is through my personal experiences in raising my boys and being an advocate for them in the education system as well as their voice when they didn’t have a voice for themselves that has awakened a natural fire in me to help other families on their journeys.