Terri Mauro

Writer, Editor, Podcast Host

Expertise

Special Needs Parenting, Special Education, Parenting, Motherhood

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

Highlights

Experience

Terri Mauro is a former writer for Verywell Family covering special needs parenting. She has two children with special needs: a 25-year-old with language-based learning disabilities and a 22-year-old with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, both adopted from Russia in 1994. She is a survivor of more than 32 IEP meetings.

Terri is the author of "50 Ways to Support Your Child's Special Education" and "The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder." She podcasts at Parenting Roundabout, blogs at Parenting Isn't Pretty, and shares special-needs information on her website Mothers With Attitude, which has been recognized as a USA Today Hot Site and a Good Housekeeping Site of the Day.

She has been working as a writer for more than 30 years ​and has been an editor for Hallmark Cards, First for Women magazine, and Food & Wine cookbooks.

Education

Terri received a Bachelor's of Arts in literature from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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