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Saturday, September 21 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Beyond Chronic Illness & Special Needs: Life Beyond Your Diagnosis

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Life doesn't stop for Latinos with a chronic illness. Learn how these campeonas have become leaders and advocates in the field. Their voices have reached millions and changed the lives of many families. Learn how you can also become an agent of change using social media tools and empowering a community that is often neglected.

Moderators
avatar for Eileen Carter-Campos

Eileen Carter-Campos

Community Manager, Mamiverse
Eileen is a New York City Public School teacher in Brooklyn by day and a freelance writer, Community Manager to Mamiverse, wife, and mother of two boys by night. A contributor for Latina Bloggers Connect, SpanglishBaby, 247 ModernMom, and heavily involved in social media. Eileen is the founder of mommyteaches.com, where she shares her love for blogging about her pride in teaching in the New York City Public School System, parenting, and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina McGeough, MPH, CDN, CDE

Christina McGeough, MPH, CDN, CDE

Clinical Director of Diabetes, Nutrition & Wellness, Institute for Family/American Diabetes Association
Christina McGeough is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Institute for Family (IFH).  She has experience working in urban communities facilitating nutrition, health, wellness, and diabetes education in community, clinical, and business settings.  Since 2005, she has worked in predominantly low-income minority neighborhoods that are plagued with high rates of diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions.  In her... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Quinones-Fontanez

Lisa Quinones-Fontanez

Atypical Familia
Lisa Quinones-Fontanez is a secretary by day, blog writer by night and special needs Mami round the clock. Born in Manhattan, raised in Queens and currently residing in The Bronx - she is a proud native New Yorker. Her blog, Atypical Familia, is a personal blog and family lifestyle site for autism/special needs families with a focus on work/life balance, family entertainment, travel and product reviews. Lisa's writing has been featured on... Read More →
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Eliana Tardio

Tough Leader - Love Advocate, elianatardio.com
Eliana Tardío, is the mother of Emir & Ayelén, both with Down syndrome. Eliana works as a Family Resource and Marketing Specialist for the Early Intervention program of Southwest Florida. She writes for several online publications about her experience as the Latina mom of two kids with special needs, providing what she calls "the most important advice for anyone: Hope in love." Named as one of the Top 100 Moms Bloggers by Babble.com, and one of... Read More →
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Laurita Tellado

Writer, Blogger, Influencer, Founder & President, The Laurita Spina Bifida Project
Laura “Laurita” Tellado was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. An only child, she was three years old when her parents decided to move the family to Orlando, Florida, where she has resided ever since. Tellado is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger, and the founder of Holdin' Out for a Hero and Espresso con Leche blogs, as well as the Founder and President of The Laurita Spina Bifida Project, a non-profit whose mission it so promote... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Park Avenue Suite South

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