Special Needs & Caregiving | Blogging about Your Special Needs Child
10:15 - 10:25 Ask the Experts: Joanne Dwyer, Director of Corporate Communications & Community Relations, CVS Caremark, will open this panel with a brief video from and Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Community Relations for CVS Caremark, and a brief presentation about CVS Caremark All Kids Can – a signature philanthropic program committed to supporting organizations that are making life easier for children with disabilities.
10:25 - 11:30 The more we share, the less isolated we feel. Blogging gives us the opportunity to convey messages of hope, strength, and reward alongside the challenges. But it is not without risk: Our blogging can expose us to debate about each care-giving decision. And when we blog, we share not just our stories, but our child’s, in a very public forum. Many of us question our right to do so, even as we also wonder: how else are we going to change the perceptions and policies that impact our children? Ellen Seidman moderates a conversation with experienced parents, caregivers, and bloggers Marisa Howard-Karp and Kate Canterbury as they tackle these tough questions, head-on.