Kat Kanaaneh and Hadeel Ammari, featured in this video, are both volunteer facilitators for Parents Helping Parents Autism Speaker Series and Support Group. The parenting tips shared by Kat is helpful for families raising children with autism and other special needs.  The information has enduring value beyond the pandemic!

Katherine Kanaaneh, Author of the Amazon bestseller “Autism with HEART” is passionate in empowering parents with special needs children about:

  • Setting & striving for your goals when you have a lot on your plate.
  • The importance of self-care especially when you are taking care of others.
  • How simplifying will help you live a fuller life.

When Kat’s son was diagnosed with autism, over 10 years ago, she struggled to maintain her family’s daily needs on top of learning all that she could to help her son. As a former CPA, she used her organizational skills and financial knowledge to help her cope with disability-related paperwork. Along with this, she put systems in place so she could focus on her goals one day at a time in order to write a best selling book and volunteer as an autism support group facilitator. She lives with her husband and 3 kids in San Jose, CA.