Karen lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and two children. She became involved in the world of childhood The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes people who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability. The ADA also makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on that person’s association with a person with a disability. More late in her pregnancy after discovering her daughter would be born with a rare genetic disorder. Moms In Motion was instrumental in helping her family navigate the world of waivers and has continued to provide vital assistance. With her background in both payroll and human resource departments for several companies, this position was a natural fit when returning to work full time.
In her free time, Karen is involved in teaching yoga to children with special needs and assisting special needs children in the world of scouting.
Dawn is an Army Brat who married a Marine and has four energetic kids that keep them very busy. The family officially became part of the disability world when their youngest child stopped speaking at 15 months. Their pediatrician immediately became concerned and encouraged them to start Supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. Often focused on increasing the child’s participation in family and community activities that are important to the family, and on helping parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help the child learn during everyday activities.. The Speech Therapist realized after a few visits that Dawn's son could be eligible for the Medicaid wavier and put her family in touch with a mom who helped guide parents through the Medicaid wavier process. Dawn and her family will forever be grateful for the kindness this mom showed them in guiding them into this new world.
Dawn has her Bachelor's in Social Work and her Master's in Human Resource Management and Instructional Design. She brings many years of HR and recruiting experience to Moms In Motion. As the Recruiting Specialist, she strives to hire exceptional individuals to join this amazing team.