Sabrina L. Johnson,  —

Sabrina wears hats as a wife, special needs mom, educator, freelance writer, and HR professional. Baking, reading, and gardening are her fun hats. When her daughter Juliana was diagnosed with AS, Sabrina searched for the right inspirational content. Not finding the positivity she craved, she began writing uplifting stories on her blog, Juliana’s Journal. Writing led to advocacy, speaking, and the e-book “Forward: First Steps on a Path to a Special Needs Life.” Sabrina writes to show that a life with challenges can still be viewed as a glass half full.

Articles by Sabrina L. Johnson

My Angel Gets Her Voice With an AAC Device

It’s never too late for an Angel to find her voice. This past summer, Juliana, 11, finally got an iPad as her dedicated augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Getting Juliana her own tablet for communicating has been on my list of things to do for…

Modified Trick-or-Treating Saves Halloween for Our Family

When you’re raising a child with Angelman syndrome, even Halloween plans need modifications. For the past several years, we have been changing the way we handle the beloved event of trick-or-treating. The modifications resulted in part from my Angel’s anxiety when traveling out and about on Halloween night. Now…

When Perfect Plans Fail, Just Do Them Over

As the parent of an Angel, I have learned that things don’t always go as planned. My 11-year-old Angel, Juliana, is getting better at a lot of things as she gets older. However, sometimes she continues to have unpredictable behavior. It is medically proven that Angels have…