Two Austin Moms Start Channel for Special Needs Humor and Awareness

Special With a Side of Mom, a video blog dedicated to spreading awareness about cerebral palsy and autism, launches out of Austin, Texas.

Online PR News – 30-January-2019 – Austin, Texas – Two Austin moms have started a video blog to spread awareness to the severe sides of autism and Cerebral Palsy. Their goal is to bring humor to moms of disabled children and connect parents while spreading awareness.

They launched on January 16th and already have 600 followers on Facebook and 1000 on Instagram in a week and a half with over 10,000 video views.

"We found ourselves in a unique position to start spreading more awareness," says co-founder, Jamie de Grasse. "We wanted to create a community where moms can come together, get their questions answered, and share all of the stories, both good and bad, of raising a special needs child."

The moms are best friends and neighbors and two of their kids are severely disabled and in the same classroom. Jamie's child, Damien, is six and severely autistic. Pam Shipley, co-founder, has a seven year old named Ava with Cerebral Palsy. Both children are completely non verbal.

They decided they wanted to do more and to give back. There was such a need in the community for moms to share and connect. They started a coffee group and quickly thought it would be great to video some of their stories.

In just a week and a half, their 10 videos have over 10,000 views. To learn more about the blog visit their website at the or their Facebook page at