Two of Michael and Julie’s eight children are identified with special needs~~Maesy is hard of hearing and Merci experienced a stroke at birth and has left side hemiplegia/cerebral palsy. You can find resources and blog post links specific to these issues on this page. Also visit www.legacyofhopeaustin.org for information on the non-profit organization Julie founded for families with children with special needs.
A Few Good Resources blog post with language resources, games, academic products
Is a Stroke Forever? blog post about Merci’s questions and realization about her stroke
2dance2dream Update information and video about the 2dance2dream program, a dance performance and education experience for individuals with special needs
And Again blog post exploring what it was like for Mike and Julie to discover that Merci had experienced a stroke