Carter Family

About Carter Family

Rape and abuse survivor, mother of special needs/autistic 20 plus yr old, mother of a combat medic. Both are Global Messengers for Special Olympics NC. Have gone through many traumatic events, countless medical issues and still have a ;) on my face and love in my heart. Volunteering is a part of my dna. Irish but chose to date out of my race and have had to deal with the narrow-minded ignorance of racism. Everyone has things we go through, telling my story may help someone get through theirs.
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Before you EAS

By |September 17th, 2019|Resources|0 Comments

If you plan on or didn’t plan on getting out the military there are somethings you need to do.

The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program allows transitioning service members to file a VA disability compensation claim 180-90 days PRIOR to separation, which allows VA to grant benefits as soon as the day after […]

Photo Conversation Cards For Children With Autism And Asperger’s

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Improve Oral Skills And Social Interactions With Conversation Cards

Help children with autism or Asperger’s learn how to understand and handle the nuances of social interactions and improve oral language skills with these detailed photo cards. Each card has an accompanying story that allows students to discuss specific social situations and the possible actions or […]

Originally posted 2018-10-31 15:27:11.

Microcephaly, is it what you don’t know what you fear the most?

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

As most may know this has been in the news a lot lately. What some of you may not know is that my son was also born with microcephaly. Yes, I admit when I was young I didn’t know what to expect with my child having this. I opted to give him up for […]

Originally posted 2016-02-01 13:43:35.

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

This is kinda awesome I think. Granted you will still need to speak to a doctor to have further testing but it gives you something to work with.

What do you think?

Would you want to know by way of an at home test or would you like to know from your doctor?
If you tested positive […]

Originally posted 2018-03-09 08:09:04.

Is this how my day will go?

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Hope this is not an early indicator of how my day will go but you see his medicine, his cup of water, a powerade, and the magnet for his VNS stimulator inside his chest.

Originally posted 2018-10-30 09:05:47.

Streetshares Foundation Veteran Small Business Award

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

http://go.streetshares.com/streetshares-foundation-veteran-small-business-award?utm_campaign=Foundation+2016&utm_content=67928883&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Originally posted 2018-03-02 20:40:38.

Benefits of a Weighted Blanket

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

You’ve probably heard the term “weighted blanket” many times and might have thought, “it’s just a heavy blanket, right?”. Though you wouldn’t be wrong, as weighted blankets do indeed have a weight to them,  they are far more than simply a heavier option to cover up with. Studies show that weighted blankets can be beneficial for […]

The Dual Caregiver

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

I can definitely relate to her life… well minus the extra kids.

The Dual Caregiver: Juggling Caring for Wounded Warrior & Child with Special Needs

Originally posted 2018-10-29 10:00:02.

Apple Pie Fries

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Anyone ever tried these or made something similar?

I love apple pie. I love apples… and well I have a similar love for fries too.

Yeah I know I don’t need to eat them like that but….

If you try this PLEASE TELL ME!!! (wink, wink)

Originally posted 2018-10-28 10:09:13.

Eager to Learn

By |September 15th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

As I have gotten older I have a yearning to learn.

There are several courses online that I would like to take. I am not sure how to do so since I have been out of school so long.

Here is one of the ones I am considering.

Certificate in Violence Prevention and Awareness

Every year across the […]

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