A Parent’s Journey: Navigating the Path to Diagnosis and Services

with Sarah Knepper, MEd

A Parent’s Journey: Navigating the Path to Diagnosis and Services

Episode 20, Season 2 | February 9, 2022

Show Notes

Do you ever wonder if your child might be missing some key developmental milestones? Are you seeing some behaviors or delays that give you cause for concern? As a parent, it can be hard to know where to turn and how to figure out next steps. In today’s podcast episode, I sat down with Sarah Knepper, MEd, Educational Services Manager at EBC School and the mother of two young boys, one with disabilities. Sarah shares her parenting journey — from the initial “pit in my stomach” and the shame she felt on the playground, to the validation of a diagnosis and finding the right supports for her son. Sarah’s perspective as both a mom and an educator is filled with “aha” moments, compassion and authenticity.

Guest Info
Sarah Kneppler headshot

Originally from the Midwest, Sarah has been working with adults and children with disabilities for over twelve years. She began her career in Iowa City, Iowa working with adults and children with disabilities at a residential facility and then later as a Rehabilitation Counselor at Goodwill Industries. Six years ago she and her husband moved from the Midwest to the Bay Area.

 

This is Sarah’s fifth year teaching at Esther B. Clark School. She is passionate about teaching students who have struggled to learn in typical classroom environments.