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Wilton Social Worker Starts Practice For Special Needs Families

Wilton resident Jennifer Iannuzzi.
Wilton resident Jennifer Iannuzzi. Photo Credit: Submitted

WILTON, Conn. -- Jennifer M. Iannuzzi is passionate about re-defining what it means to be a parent of a special needs child.

That's because -- as both a social worker and a mom of a child with a rare genetic syndrome called Smith Magenis Syndrome -- she knows the challenges.

An active blogger on her Strength for Sydney site, the Wilton resident has written dozens of posts with brutal honesty and insight sharing her unique perspective with the community.

And now, she's opened Living Special Needs, a new therapy business catering to families of special needs children. This includes everything from individual, couples, and family therapy as well as self-advocacy training, PPT and team meeting support. She is also available for workshops and speaking engagements.

Living Special Needs opened its doors in February. Iannuzzi, a MSW, said her reason for starting it was because she knows what families need.

"This was exactly what I was looking for after I got my daughters diagnosis back in 2007," she said. "I knew there was a void out there for a population like this and because of my professional background and my real life experience I felt I could fill it."

Go to www.livingspecialneeds.com/ for more information.

Iannuzzi offers a free 15-minute consultation via Skype or telephone and services clients both in-person and via teletherapy.

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