Sun, Jun 05|
AAC Virtual Fireside Chat- Disability Parenting: Finding & Giving Support
Join your AAC Village to network and learn with a very special guest, Taryn Lagonigro of Extra Lucky Moms. Taryn will guide an active discussion to help caregivers find support in their parenting journey ad to lend their wisdom and experience to others wearing similar shoes.
Time & Location
Jun 05, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
About the Event
This is a monthly, virtual networking and mentoring event where professionals and caregivers who are supporting persons who use AAC can connect, ask questions, and have discussions. This is also a place where persons who use AAC and their families are welcome to join and share their perspective and expertise.
This month, we are joined by parent and blogger, Taryn Lagonigro of Extra Lucky Moms who will guide a discussion on the parenting/caregiving journey for those supporting individuals with special needs. Parents are encouraged to join to share and learn from this supportive village. Professionals are encouraged to attend to gain caregiver perspective that can positively impact practice.
Guest Bios & Disclosures:
Taryn Lagonigro spent almost twenty years in the financial technology field with roles in project management, customer service, customer success and was most recently Vice President of Contract and Vendor Management at a global organization. Taryn decided to step away in Fall of 2021 to focus on family, writing and entrepreneurship. Taryn the mom to four daughters, the youngest of whom threw her into a world of advocacy when she was born with Down syndrome in March 2020. Taryn is the co-owner of Iris Yoga, a yoga studio in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and Extra Lucky Moms, an advocacy brand in the disability community. Taryn is certified in yoga and meditation and also volunteers for several Down syndrome organizations and non-profits. Taryn’s writings have been featured in several national publications and she has frequently been a guest on podcasts and television shows for topics relating to yoga, Down syndrome and parenting a child with a disability.Taryn runs on coffee, wine and gratitude as she and her husband Raffaele are busy raising their four young daughters, Sofia, Layla, Genevieve and Rhea.