Patty is the co-authored Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children. (Random House 2010), a book that explores the humorous, heartwarming side of raising children with disabilities.
Patty is an energetic family advocate, best-selling author, trainer, and motivational speaker with a proven track record of deepening understanding and communication between care staff and family members/caregivers of adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She develops and provides support to families and support professionals. Her abkjility to deliver motivational parenting, educational, and transition speeches to parents, students, teachers, and providers about the joys and challenges of raising children and adults with physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities are a fun break from the daily stresses of living and working for anyone!