Author - Julie McCoy

Julie McCoy is the mother of an adult son with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Now retired, she has worked in many different fields, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a minor in Human Resource Administration through Concordia University. She also worked as a substitute teacher, requesting Special Education classes. She is involved at the state level in an Advisory Implementation Group comprising 50 other individuals from within the state working on a mandate from the federal government called Home and Community Based Service Waiver or HCBS waiver. This waiver comprises of moving persons on Medicaid and are I/DD from specific segregated facilities to the greater community. Her goal is to establish a location that will not only serve the community, but will strengthen the abilities of, and bring recognition to, one of the most vulnerable populations in our country.

Perspectives

A Mother’s Instinct

By Contributing Writer, Julie McCoy
SPECIAL NEEDS FORUM
I would like to turn your attention to a story about my son, Nolan.
When he was about six...

Perspectives

To donate or not to donate?

By Guest Author, Julie McCoy
The wait has been grueling. Still no response from the owner of the building we are attempting to acquire for lease...

Perspectives

When is it time to let go?

By Guest Author: Julie J. McCoy
I have not heard back on the building proposal for Soaring Dreams Inc. yet. Therefore, I have a different story to...

Places

Soaring Dreams Inc. Takes Flight!

By Guest Author: Julie McCoy
I would like to thank the readers for the many favorable responses I received regarding my first article. I have also...