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A podcast about traveling the special needs road and discovering the hidden gems and unique finds of a place you didn't think you would be. We share how families are doing amazing things as a result of a diagnosis, and give you a glimpse into the realities of raising children with differing needs.

Apr 12, 2021

Jackie Buzek, rare disease mom, doctorate level BCBA, and executive director of the Rise School Of Denver wrote a piece for the Mighty about her follow up on Welcome to Holland, where she shares what life has been like for her in this new, foreign land, so we knew that we just had to have her on the podcast! Join us as we find out how reframing our perspective can help us enjoy Holland! 

We talk about:

  • Getting a rare diagnosis shortly after the birth of her first child
  • What it’s like embark on the journey to Holland after spending a career serving others already there
  • Cri du Chat, “cats cry syndrome”
  • Finding your people, even if it’s on social media through a hashtag
  • Being taught how strong you can be
  • The transition from grief to loving Holland
  • Surviving the turbulent entry into motherhood
  • Writing as a therapeutic outlet to process big feelings
  • Living in the moment
  • Reframing difficult situations as opportunities to learn


Website - A Different Us

Our Follow Up on Welcome to Holland - MIGHTY article

Social Media

IG - @jackiebuzek