We rarely talk about it, but raising a child with disabilities takes a toll on a marriage. As Todd and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, at this turning point in our lives, I'm reflecting back and speaking out about what I've learned.
Lanya (Lane) McKittrick is the Chair of the Board of the Usher Syndrome Coalition, founder of the Hear See Hope Foundation, and deafblind education researcher and founder of Lane of Inquiry. Lane received her PhD in Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research, advocacy and family support work are rooted in her personal experience as a mom to four sons, including two who have Usher Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of deafblindness.