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Class of 2021 — Andrea Patrick

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Andrea Patrick

Allen

Andrea Patrick is from Allen. “I really feel like parents are struggling to get the right information to help their children,” Patrick said, “I want to provide more comprehensive information from birth or immediately after a diagnosis. I also want to ensure doctors, service providers, and employers understand the importance of inclusion, empathy, and respect deserved by those in the intellectual and developmental disabilities community.”

Project Title

What to Expect With the Unexpected

Project Description

Develop a resource guide for new parents who are just finding out that their child has a disability. This guide will address the most common challenges, gaps, and disinformation standing in the way of a parent’s ability to get the information they need.