Marla Murasko Down Syndrome Parent Influencer & Lifestyle Blogger, Health Advocate, Author & Speaker

I am a proud mom, wife, Down Syndrome Parent Influencer & Lifestyle Blogger, special needs health activist, author & speaker. I am the founder and owner of Special & Determined, a special needs mom blog. This blog was created to give a window into the beauty of Down syndrome and to share our everyday life with all its special challenges. I share my perspective of why being a mother of child with special needs is truly a blessing!

I am a passionate Special Needs Health Advocate, advocating for awareness for Down syndrome. I have participated on panels and round table discussions covering the topics of Down syndrome and being a caregiver. I am also part of the WEGO Health Press Corps, where I attend different conferences that support my advocacy work.

I am also the founder and President of the SpecialMoms - A Special Needs Parenting Club for Mom Entrepreneurs, a group of like-minded moms who all have one thing in common... we care for a child with a disability. Here, I provide support, resources and advice. The SpecialMoms Community is a supportive place to network, share, inspire, empower and dream together. Here, we support each other personally and professionally.

SpecialMoms was nominated as one of the Top 50 Mompreneur Blogs to Watch in 2013, nominated for Top Special Needs sites and are one of the top five finalists for the 2013 Reader’s Choice for Favorite Special-Needs Online Community.

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