Finding Shayla's Voice
By Sean and Annasha| Published on October 26, 2020 | 3 Minute Read
After our daughter Shayla, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, our mission was to gather as much information as possible, and to seek the best help for our daughter. With sleepless nights researching the internet, and speaking to professional after professional, we grew more and more confused and devastated day by day, as we simply did not know what the right service was, or who would provide the best service for our precious angel. We found ourselves spending money on anything and everything from diets, to therapies, seeking, reaching and hoping that we were doing the right thing for Shayla. Like us, we are certain that many parents receiving a new diagnosis for any disability have done and are doing just the same.
As we look back and reflect on our journey, although we wouldn’t do anything differently, we however identified an opportunity to do better for our precious kids. We created Shayla’s Voice to provide resources to families in our community solely based on other parents’ personal reviews and journeys.
"We created Shayla’s Voice to provide resources to families in our community solely based on other parents’ personal reviews and journeys"
With the special needs community growing day by day, our goal is to connect parents to the right resources and professionals based on what others within the community have personally experienced, providing a trusted genuine voice, because we live the same day to day experience.
Shayla’s Voice is dedicated to providing individual compassionate reviews on service providers for those living with any different ability. We seek to fill an unmet need by allowing our personal voices to come together on care and services to individuals and families that are burdened emotionally by a diagnosis.
About the Author
Sean and Annasha
Sean and Annasha are parents to a beautiful daughter Shayla who has autism, and founders of her non-profit organization Shayla's Voice. They knew that when their daughter Shayla regressed and lost her words at an early age, they would do everything in the power to give her a voice. Today and always their daughter has a voice through her parents.