family, school and doctor

A collaborative initiative

Parent Advocacy
and consultation

Programs and

notico Positive Change

                                  Click on the video above to see Power UP in action.

Our mission is to support children living with medical needs.

Parent Consultation

By creating a liaison position for families, educators, and medical professionals, we can together communicate and collaborate to design strategies and solutions to make it a good day.

We will:

  • Create action plans to support academic success.
  • Design transition plans for children after injury, surgery or treatment. This includes: allergy/immunology, head injury/neurology, respiratory, endocrine, intestinal, cancer, hematology, endocrinology, and rheumatology.
  • Let us take the stress out of a stressful situation. We’ve got this! We’ve been there, and we can help sort out priorities and put a plan in place, short- term or long term.

Professional Development & Programs

Power UP comes to your school or office for professional development and programming to raise awareness, facilitate conversation and inspire change.

We offer:

  • Educational & medical simulations
  • Ask the Expert Series with medical and allied health professionals

Featured in Bethesda Magazine – click on the article below to read more.

Bridging the Gap

Let’s create strategies and solutions together and “Make it a good day!”

Families, Power Up! an unexpected lifestyle change

Supporting our children
  • Coffee Talks
  • Consultation Services
  • Transition Plans
  • Ongoing Support
Learn More Here

Education, Power Up!an unexpected symptom in the classroom

Partnering with schools
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Tech & Teach Integration
  • Parent Workshops/Panel Discussions
  • Parent Committee/Coffee Talks
Learn More Here

Health, Power Up!an unexpected medicial condition

Collaborating with
health professionals
  • Integration of Care
  • Family Education
  • Health Initiatives
  • Community Resources
Learn More Here
Contact Wendy or Julie to learn more about our services.

Julie Schumacher

Phone: 301-651-6889

Wendy Taylor M.Ed.

Phone: 240-249-8492

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