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Kid Companions- Chewelry: What is The Coffee Klatch #TCK

November 27, 2010

What is The Coffee Klatch #TCK

Marianne Russo, the founder of The Coffee Klatch #TCK explains: "A virtual cup of coffee with parents of special needs children. Our goal is to offer support, information, education and inspiration to the parents given the life unexpected, the life with a special needs child."

Their web site:  states : "The Coffee Klatch is an interactive forum on Blog Talk Radio and Twitter bringing you expert guests including award winning authors, doctors, psychologists, advocates and representatives from the world's most respected children's organizations. We feature daily topics for all disabilities both physical and emotional."

You are your child's best advocate, if not you then who, become an informed educated parent.

Meet, share, laugh and take some time for yourself. Join the moderators:

 ~ Elise journals the lives of her two, almost adult aspergers sons, encouraging others with her posts describing their journey that has now reached College doors. Elise is a Certified College Coach for students with Asperger's Syndrome.Her interests include neurodiversity, inclusion, and self-advocacy.

 ~ Pierrette d'Entremont, left, writes about Special Needs and of her own personal struggles with Tourette Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder as well as raising a child with the same. A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a BCs in Human Kinetics, Pierrette is the creator of Kid Companions Chewelry, a sensory oral-motor tool.

~ Jane Hotvedt, right, shares her wealth of experience gained raising her seven special needs children ranging from Aspergers Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy. She was a presenter for the Juvenile Law Center which taught middle school students their rights and
obligations in society. This wonderful mom received her education at Bemidji University majoring in Performing Arts and Nursing.

~ Chuck Walley, left, writes about the challenges and triumphs in single parenting an aspie teen son. Our IT expert is an IT manager at USA TODAYand he brings his valuable knowledge in that field to interviews dealing with all the new hottest Technology Trends.

  ~ Marianne Russo, right, founder and host of The Coffee Klatch on Blog Talk Radio, mom, advocate for Special Needs and has spent the past ten years researching the organic basis of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents. Educated at Adelphi University School of Business, Marianne previously worked as a freelance Court Reporter.

*Twitter (Tweetchat): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 to 10 am EST

*Blog Talk Radio and Twitter: Wednesday and Sunday 9 pm EST

*Blog: This fine group does not only Tweet or Chat...check out their inspirational posts here:


*Links Bios, Our Blog, Event Calendar and more to

*Events upcoming:

*Guests who have joined Marianne on talk radio at The Coffee Klatch  

*Blog Talk Radio interviews and Outstanding experts listen to  anytime:

*The Coffee Klatch Guests Daily:

*A 'One of a Kind' Event:  Nov 1st, 2010 Communicate To Educate A 24 Hour International Event For Autism. See more here  The following is a link to a video Marianne made of the numerous moderators, some who gave hours of their time, to this remarkable event:  

Bravo for The Coffee Klatch:
*The Coffee Klatch chosen one of the top ten on Twitter 2010.

What is NEW
The first "Your Chat" a new format on The Coffee Klatch starts Tuesday December 7th. You tell us what you want to discuss. Please post your requests on their Facebook page, on Twitter or feel free to message on Facebook or DM on Twitter if you want it kept confidential.

Any new suggestions or comments for The Coffee Klatch sessions?

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