Team Shawnie

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The Shawnie Bill (Intro Video)

This introductory video to the Team Shawnie Advocacy Group and its mission takes a brief look over the loopholes and issues currently plaguing our education and mental health system when it comes to special needs children and adolescents.

This video touches on the 3 loopholes currently being implemented into the “Shawnie Bill”, a piece of legislation aimed towards ending and closing these loopholes that have allowed for the negligence and abuse of our children and adolescents. 

Share Your Story

As parents of a special needs child/adult, we know first hand the challenges that parents face. More often than not we have found ourselves at what seems like a dead-end road. However, listening to other families tell their stories while sharing our own has helped us understand that we are all in similar situations, searching for answers to help our loved ones.

Sharing your story with us will perhaps shine a light on a family in need of hope. You can send us your story by clicking here. Your story can remain anonimous if you so choose. 

Residential Placement

Children with special needs, in particular, those with Autism find it extremely difficult to be inside of vehicles for long periods of time. So when the child’s condition requires residential placement the parents are left with the daunting task of transporting the child to a place chosen by the school district, sometimes many miles away while bypassing closer options.

When it comes to residential placement we believe that parents should have the final say as to where their child/adolescent will live. 

Incident Report 1

During Shawnie’s journey from residential place to residential place, there were a total of over 400 incident reports filed by the numerous institutions that Shawnie attended. 

This particular video examines one of the incident reports filed by the Cardinal Cushing Center Staff. The entire podcast series can be listened to by clicking here