The mission of Steel Magnolia Moms is to positively support one another and share in the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs.
Having a child with special needs is isolating. It’s scary. Motherhood is commonly said to be the most important job and greatest source of joy, but for a special needs mom, that can suddenly be shaped, defined, and limited by what their child can’t do.
Almost every other job has an out. If you’re overwhelmed, feel inadequate or aren’t happy in your position, you can quit and find another job that better suits. But not motherhood. It’s the hardest job, and there’s no such thing as a two-weeks notice. Having a child who has a disability just intensifies it all.
Steel Magnolia Moms reminds these moms to take time out of their hectic schedules to focus on themselves. We share our knowledge and resources, but more importantly, we encourage moms to take a break, have fun, and connect.
A world where special needs moms have the resources, support, and sisterhood they need to be the best moms they can be.
Who We Serve
Steel Magnolia Moms is a National Non-Profit Organization with Community Chapters.
Steel Magnolia Moms is growing. To start a local chapter in your community, please contact us.
Steel Magnolia Moms is open to moms whose children have all kinds of differences: social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and more. Some of these include but are not limited to:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bilateral Perisylvian Syndrome
Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
Growth Hormone Disorder
Hypoplastic Cerebellar Vermis
Brachial Cleft Cyst
Chronic Lung Disease
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Jarcho Levin Syndrome
Mixed Expressive-Receptive Language Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Congenital Heart Disease
Cortical Visual Impairment
Dandy Walker Variant
Russell Silvers Syndrome