Thriving Special Families

YOU Matter: Care For Caregivers (Part 3)

April 15, 2021 Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP Season 1 Episode 16
Thriving Special Families
YOU Matter: Care For Caregivers (Part 3)
Show Notes

Need some inspiration as a special needs caregiver? Tired of feeling tired and overwhelmed? Join us in this episode of Thriving Special Families. Our topic will be "YOU Matter: Care For Caregivers (Part 3)".

Kanika McDougall
Kanika is the mom of two teenage boys on the autism spectrum.  She has been working in the accounting field for 20 years and has a Bachelors of Science of Science in Management Science from UC San Diego.  Kanika received her masters degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in 2010.  Kanika has always enjoyed crafting.  As a young girl she learned how to crochet from her grandmother.  In 2019, Krafts by Kanika (@kraftsbykanika on IG, FB, etsy) was created to provide personalized gifts and cards to the community.

Talena Adams
Talena is the mom of two kids, a girl and a younger son who is on the autism spectrum. Talena has been working for a large public accounting firm for the last 10 years in in the Audit, Resource Management field.  She has her MBA in Business Administration from University of Phoenix with an BS in Criminal Justice from San Jose State University.  Talena is also a dance mom  and very active with her daughter's dance studio.  She loves all things Cricut crafting from making t-shirts, cards and anything to brighten up someone's day.  Talena is in the process of starting her new business (T.E.A. Creations). In her free time, she enjoys running and getting outside with her family.

Crystal Sanford, M.Ed., M.A. CCC-SLP
Crystal is the president and director of Sanford Autism Consulting (​), a consulting practice offering IEP advocacy and parent empowerment classes for fellow special needs families throughout the U.S. Crystal specializes in supporting families like her own impacted by Autism, as well as other unique challenges such as learning disabilities and ADHD. To learn more about assistance in advocating for the special education your child deserves, contact Crystal at

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