Mountain Xpress article about Family Support Network

Hi everyone! New real blog post coming later this week, but I wanted to link to an article about Family Support Network in this week’s Mountain Xpress, an independent publication in Asheville and Western North Carolina. I’m included in the piece.

I have several formal roles with FSN — trainer, support parent, chair of the advisory council (the “chair” part of which really just means I occasionally sign a document or two), and a just-ended stint as the facilitator of the parent group — but for this piece I was simply speaking as a parent.

If the quotes and surrounding text don’t sound exactly like me (for one example, really, I never dreamed of Nicholas growing up to be like me — I’ve always hoped he can do a lot better than that, and he has), well, that’s always part of participating in any media coverage — and I used to be a reporter. Ms. Wilkins does a fine job of highlighting and publicizing the Family Support Network of Western North Carolina and the good work this organization does for special-needs children and their families, and hopefully this piece will help spread the word about the resources it offers.

Leah Stroupe, Kate Glance, Roxann Colwell, and Ray Hemachandra at Family Support Network of Western North Carolina, which is part of Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

Leah Stroupe, Kate Glance, Roxann Colwell, and Ray Hemachandra at Family Support Network of Western North Carolina, which is part of Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C.

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