Parent Mentoring:

There are so many challenges to deal with as the parent of a child with special needs.  Where do you turn for help?  


You've probably read all the books, worked with many specialists and spent countless hours focusing on the development of your child. We certainly hope that you have also gotten help from the information and connections in The UpSide Today web site, and have taken advantage of the resources provided by The Vital Foundation.   


But what about the rest of your family?  What about the relationship with your spouse?  How are your friendships going?  Is your quality-of-life at the level you want?


Those are the issues that we struggled with for the past 20 years.  We are Mark and Rebecca Knowlden, and we hope you've had the chance to read our story in the book "On the UpSide:  Hope for Parents...Success for the Child with Autism"There are many tools that should be employed to help with those issues, but we believe that the role of a mentor is critical. We are passionate about parent mentoring and have worked with parents for the past ten years.  Why is it effective? Because an experienced, objective voice gives you a fresh perspective and a renewed hope for the future.


Our goal is to help you maintain a thriving family, a solid marriage, a full life and an ability to develop a child with special needs that is living up to his or her fullest potential. Whether you'd like to just request an answer to a single question, or find out more about personalized mentoring programs, please contact us using the form below.


We look forward to hearing from you,








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