Nandi Nelson is the founder of The Amazing Kid’s Planner that recently launched on October 26th, 2020. The planner is designed to help parents of children with special needs to become more organized and have everything related to their child’s schedule and needs in one location. Enjoy the interview with Nandi Nelson below: 
What is The Amazing Kid’s Planner?
 
“The Amazing Kid’s Planner is a weekly planner that is geared towards individuals that care for special needs children/adolescents. This planner is designed to help parents become more organized and has everything they need in one location as it relates to their child and daily life.”
 
Why did you create the planner?
 
“I created The Amazing Kid’s Planner because I have seen firsthand how overwhelming it can be for parents to keep up with their child’s therapy appointments, medications, and school meetings.”
 
What are some of the elements within the planner?
“Some elements include: Yearly Overview, My Amazing Kid Profile, Monthly calendar, Monthly budget, Monthly goal setting, Weekly appointments, Weekly grocery list, Weekly self-care commitment, IEP frequently used terms, U.S. to Metric Conversions and Notes.”
 

What are your visions and goals for the planner in the next 5 years? 

“My vision is for the planner to continue evolving and include other crucial components to support parents with becoming organized and empowered which will relieve stress.”

What is the one piece of planning advice that you think all parents of kids with special needs could use?

“One piece of advice would be to have all important diagnosis dates, insurance information, school and outside therapy contacts and information in one place. This will help with feeling more empowered and allows you to speak with accuracy when asked questions as it relates to your child’s diagnosis or history.” 

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned in the process of creating these planners?

“The biggest lesson I have learned in this process is to only include necessities. There was so much that I could have included in the planner and possibly those additions will be included in the years to come. But for this particular planner I wanted parents to have all that they needed without feeling overwhelmed with too many options.”  

Anything else that you would like to share with our community?

“I would like to say to all the parents “Good Job! You are doing the best that you can!” I can only imagine what some families may go through daily and want to take the time to appreciate their daily commitment and sacrifices.”

 

If you want to check out the Amazing Kid’s Planner you can find them on their website here.