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Special Needs Living Magazine

by Summerly Rowlands

Through some amazing connections between the local Moms on a Mission group that I’m a part of and GiGi’s Playhouse Canton, I was introduced to Rick Miller, publishing franchise owner, and [re]introduced to Mike Sturdivant, marketing specialist and content creator, to talk about their newest endeavor – the Akron/Canton Special Needs Living magazine. What started as coffee at Whole Latte Love Cafe turned into the most incredible opportunity.

Special Needs Living is a nonprofit magazine celebrating the kids, families, & resources of our local special needs community, and I now have the honor of being a quarterly contributor. My first article was published in the September 2022 issue and reading all of the positive feedback was overwhelming and surreal.

I never knew I had such a passion for special needs, genetics, and writing… but here we are. And I’m so thrilled and grateful to be a part of this. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to share my “parent perspective” and to help others.

I will be posting my articles here once they are published in the magazine.

I encourage you all to sign up for the free mailing list; you can choose to have a hardcopy of Special Needs Living delivered to your home or you can receive it electronically.


September 2022 (page 41)

December 2022 (page 21)

March 2023 (page 63)

June 2023 (pages 22-25)
She’s a COVER girl! 🥰🤩😍

November 2023 (pages 62-63)

April 2024 (pages 38-39)