Annette Hines is a mom to two beautiful girls, an author of Butterflies and Second Chances, a podcaster, and a special needs attorney and advocate. Her deep personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to the practice.
On this week’s episode, Matthew talks to Annette about:
- Her life with her daughters was unexpected but beautiful in its own regard.
- Grief can sneak up on you and loss can be devastating but you can use that to build something after. As a special needs family, it is important to have a circle of care to support you throughout your child’s lifetime.
- Don’t forget about the siblings!
About the Guest:
Annette Hines has been practicing in the areas of Special Needs, Elder Law and Estate Planning for over twenty years. She received her JD from Howard University School of Law, her MBA from Suffolk University and her BA from the University of Vermont. Her clients include individuals and families of children with special needs, the elderly and others in the community.
Ms. Hines brings personal experience with special needs to her practice, as the mother of two daughters, one of whom passed away from Mitochondrial disease in November 2013. This deep personal understanding of special needs fuels her passion for quality special needs planning and drives her dedication to the practice.
Butterflies and Second Chances: https://specialneedscompanies.com/book/
Parenting Impossible Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-impossible-the-special-needs-survival-podcast/id1480043957
About the Host:
Matthew Cox spent his elementary and middle school years thinking there was something wrong with his brain. For him, schoolwork was a daunting, frustrating, and often embarrassing challenge. He was the kid who never seemed to catch up with his classmates, no matter how hard he tried. “Growing up with a disability was like having an elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about,” Matthew explained. Being diagnosed with a learning disability during high school helped he finally put a name to the problem, and to begin his journey to personal and academic success. “I’ve learned to befriend my elephant, I’ve named him George,” Matthew said. “George is not going away but I can choose how I feel about him.”
Through his own experience, Matthew knows what it means to be a teenager in trouble as well as what it takes to run a business. Matthew brings inspiration, humor, and practical strategies during his speaking engagements, inspiring change to those he works with.
Thanks to family members and caring adults in his life, Matthew was able to overcome the hardship of his disability and has dedicated his life to helping others find their purpose and help families succeed.
Matthew offers a variety of training workshops and speaking engagements to fit your needs including:
- Effective Communication
- Business personality profile (True Colors) based on the Myer Briggs.
- Team Building.
- Couples Retreats
- Improving the relationships in your life
- Rediscovering Superman- Matthew Cox’s personal story of growing up with a learning disability.
- The art of conflict resolution, forgiveness, and letting go.
- Customized workshops
- Keynote speeches
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