EP 214 – Special Child, Special Mom

It’s time to break the silence about your kids with disabilities. ⁠If more women-of-color spoke up about their special needs children, so many others would not feel alone.⁠ The black and brown special needs community needs more visibility. Don’t be afraid to “label” your child as special needs. That “label” can get you access to the support and resources that you both need. ⁠

What We’re Sipping On This Episode:

Noble Vines – Pinot Grigio – After having a horrible experience with Menage a Trois’ Limelight Pinot Grigio, Sasha was not looking forward to having another Pinot. But she was actually pleasantly surprised by this one. Described as having “freshly-squeezed citrus, green apple, pear and orange blossom.”, Sasha could definitely taste the green apple and the crisp, refreshing taste. We’ve learned that Shara is not really a fan of citrus, so this was just an okay wine for her. It is 13.5% ABV though so of course, that makes it Sasha and Shara approved!

About the Episode:

In this episode, we’re talking with Kacey Dangerfield, aka Kay Alex, who is transparent about her journey with her autistic son, Zander. Kacey gives us great insight into why it’s important to get an early diagnosis if you think your child may be special needs and why more Black and brown moms need to open up about the reality of having a special needs child.

Kacey is a mom, wife, podcaster and experience curator who seeks to provide out -of-the-box events and designs that cater to the creative Millennial family. Her most notable events include Dads Can Doo it Too, and The Hunt, an Easter Egg Hunt like no other! By day, she’s a Speech-Language Pathologist who currently serves the birth-3-year-old population. Mom of three, and wife to her college sweetheart, Kacey shares the filtered and unfiltered experiences of her family via her Instagram page @_kayalex_. While her world revolves around her family, Kacey knows the importance of self-care as she lives by the quote, “my cup has to be full in order for me to be able to pour into others.”

Episode Transcript

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