Rosa is a wife and a mother of two girls Andrea (18) and Alexis (10). She was blessed to have a child with special needs, who has made her what Specialist for nine years for Spanish-speaking families. She involves herself in support groups sharing Down’s Syndrome like DSNetwork and was on the board for Leti Foundation. She also completed a six month training with Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona called “Partners in Policymaking” in which she was empowered to be a diligent advocate for her daughter’s needs. She is also a volunteer for Raising Special Kids where she gets connected with other families who are in need of support or resources, especially within the Hispanic community. She has attended conferences and trainings to become more knowledgeable about changes in IDEA laws and to help meet her daughter’s needs. She is thankful for the opportunity to work for Arion and to be of service to all families.
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