Jess Ronne (MI) - Lives in Grand Rapids, MI and is the author of 'Sunlight Burning at Midnight' and 'Blended With Grit and Grace.' She also founded a non-profit 'The Lucas Project' and initiated & helped produce the recently released documentary 'Unseen' which touches on the challenging lives of caregivers. Jess and her husband Ryan are the parents of 8 children and their almost 18-year-old son Luke has multiple diagnosis resulting in profound special needs.
Connect with Jess via:
Coffee with Caregivers podcast: https://anchor.fm/jess-ronne
Robin LaVoie (AZ) - Robin lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona with her husband Chuck and their almost 23-year-old autistic son, Blake. She feels lucky to live in a state that allows parents to be paid as attendant care providers for their adult children, and to be married to a home builder who recently designed and built a new home for them with an attached “apartment” for Blake, who needs full-time care and supervision. Robin’s reflections about life as her son’s caregiver and advocate have appeared in print and online. Her latest musings can be found in her monthly-ish email newsletter, “It’s Like This.”
Connect with Robin via:
Newsletter - https://itslikethis.substack.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robin.k.lavoie