#SpecialSaturday — Making Special Needs Connections

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Raising Awareness for the Special Needs Community

If you have followed the site over the last week, you might have noticed the list of thumbnails and links on the Special Needs Blog Hop getting longer. If not, please do have a look: Special Needs Blog Hop. One of the main reasons for this social exercise was so I could work on making my own connections within the special needs community, and at the same time encourage others do the same.

At last count 24 remarkable bloggers have signed up to take part in this social exercise. Blog Hops are nothing new, but this one is just for us!

Now it’s time time to step up the drive to raise awareness by working with another amazing campaign called #SpecialSaturday–whose main purpose was to raise awareness about the special needs community by asking folks to step forward with posts and/or anctedotes about their special needs child (or children!).

This is a weekly campaign, and it is building momentum.

Stepping forward to raise Special Needs Awareness

This evening, I am putting out the first LINKY devoted to this campaign. Please, engage and contribute–make it count. Tweet about it, post it to your Facebook, write your own post, do whatever you can to keep the awareness growing. I’m keeping this LINKY open until tomorrow (SUNDAY) so you folks can still enter a little something in it. I will be refreshing this LINKY each week with a new list, for a new #SpecialSaturday question of the week.

I have some exciting announcements coming in the next week, some amazing partnerships and some features I want to put into the site. At the end of the day, my dream was for Kat’s Cafe to be more than one mom’s blog, for it to reach beyond my own life and maybe touch the life of someone else. My site is headed for some great things, and it’s because I’m meeting so many amazing, resourceful, and awesome folks along the way. As I post about some new features this week, (please come back and visit!) I hope you will see that the Cafe wants to have you as a ‘regular’ Cafe visitor.

Raising awareness happens one word, one post, one voice at a time. It’s up to all of us to make our voices heard. What better way than by working together?

Special Needs #SpecialSaturday LINKY RULES:

If you remember the rules you learned in Kindergarten–you’re set. It’s pretty simple, this isn’t a list for spammers (you will be deleted!) but for some amazing folks to share about their awesome kids. Please respect that.

You can either share a short comment here, or you can link to a post on your own blog, a post on your Facebook wall or to one of your Tweets.

Thanks for spreading awareness by sharing your kids with the rest of us!

This week’s question:

http://twitter.com/#!/moody_mommy/status/87239795868303360

You can answer by filling out the Linky, and remember it can be a thought or a link!

If you have ideas about further Linkys or you would like to share further thoughts, please reply and let me know!

Katrina Moody

Katrina Moody

Graphic Designer, Wordpress Addict, Blogger at Kat's Media & More
I'm a special needs parent before just about everything else in life, but also a passionate advocate for my three boys and husband, who all have a bit of awesomeness about them. Awesomeness = Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, and more. It all adds up to some awesome kids and an amazing family.
Katrina Moody
Katrina Moody
  • http://rileys-smile.blogspot.com/ Stacie

    Any chance you know a link for #18, Kate? – the button isn't working and I'm trying to visit them all.

    • Katrina

      Hey Stacie — thanks for wanting to connect to everyone. I have sent a message to Kate and will correct her link as soon as she gets back with me! Thanks a bunch!
      Katrina "Kat"

  • http://workingtogetherforgood.blogspot.com/ Chris

    Loved the last blog hop! Looking forward to this one too! Thanks for putting these together!

    • Katrina

      Aw *hugs*
      I am so glad! This one was started a little late for this week, so I will probably extend the Linky through next Saturday. :-)