The Informed Caregiver

As a caregiver, I feel most empowered when I am informed enough to do more. Learning and sharing have become essential to my role as a caregiver. Finding out what works best is most effective when I can crowdsource helpful tips, reviews and advice from others who have walked this path. Continue reading

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Why Can’t Parenting Come With An Ever-Lasting Battery?

The following was published as part of my “Teachable Moments” blog series for ProMedica HealthConnect.  As the parent of a medically complex child, taking care of myself has included the need to power up in regular intervals. Richie’s first year of life was marked with hospitalizations, tests, and the slow achievement of milestones. For me, … Continue reading

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i Testify: My testimony for the Ohio House of Reps’ Finance Commitee

I was fortunate to be able to voice my opposition to Ohio’s H.B. 64 proposal to eliminate independent providers. My testimony follows. Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Driehaus and Members of the House Finance Committee, my name is Charisse Montgomery. I am a mother, an author, an advocate, and a member of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Thank you for allowing me to testify … Continue reading