My name is Sarah Rintamaki and I am the founder of Connecting for Kids. I started this group to help moms: moms who are just like me. Several years ago my 2-year-old had a speech delay and couldn't even say "mama." I was overwhelmed with numerous doctor and specialist appointments. I desperately wanted to find the "right" therapies and exhausted myself searching the internet for local programs. I was lonely too because my other friends didn't have children with these struggles.
Over time, things began to fall into place and a group of us started an informal support group. We shared so much at those meetings, everything from a new therapy or program to our feelings of grief, frustration, pride and joy in motherhood. I want to give to other moms what those moms gave to me.
In 2011, I started Connecting for Kids. I hope our education and support programs can help your family.