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Letter from Founder

"The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and

without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration

his/her life will be."

Horace Buchnell

          It is not easy parenting a child with special needs. No matter the challenges, it can be a very stressful experience for parents and caregivers. However, the experience can offer beautiful and precious moments that can evolve us as individuals both personally and spiritually.  

          As a parent of a son with special health care needs, I do not see my child as the flawed individual society do; but instead, I view him as a wonderfully crafted gift from God. My husband and I are proud of our son and his life's accomplishments, and we want to celebrate him just as any parent would their child. 

          When I look at my son, I do not see a disability. I see a wonderful person full of life, humor, and curiosity. I am amused by his fascination and love for animals and bugs. His personality is infectious; he has a way of touching the hearts of everyone he encounters. Although his disability offers many challenges, he has inspired me to become the best person I can be. 

          I have always considered myself as a strong individual, but I realize the importance of having a strong support system in place that will offer inspiration and reassurance during difficult times. As the only one among family and friends to parent a child with special needs, I did not have the support needed to make my journey just a little more bearable. It was through the challenges of my journey that I was inspired to create Trusted Parents, an organization dedicated to offering support to parents and caregivers of individuals affected by special health care needs. It became my mission and desire to support and help other parents like myself. Little did I know that as much as I thought I was being a help and support to them, they in turned became exactly the help and support I needed. The compassion and connection I feel towards the families I serve, is beyond my own understanding. This journey created in me a purpose, passion, respect, and love for serving a community that I am so please to be a part of. I am proud of Trusted Parents and I am humbled by my position as it's Founder and Chief Executive Director


Nikia Bye, Founder

A Trusted Parent of A Special Child

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