We’re in the bedroom today, chatting with Cherie Sussman. Cherie and her husband, Craig started the Starlight Project in 2011, and have been providing bedroom makeovers for children with special needs ever since. In today’s conversation we’ll be discussing how your child’s room can be, not only a place to sleep, but a therapeutic, safe space as well.
In this episode you will discover:
- How The Starlight Project got started, and what Cherie has gained from her experience.
- Changes you can make to your child’s bedroom to reduce anxiety and help their ability to self-soothe.
- How you can apply for a bedroom makeover for your child.
Mentioned on the podcast:
Ben’s Room Makeover: See pics here
Giveaway: ASD Bedroom Tips
Meet Cherie Sussman, Founder of the Starlight Project
Cherie Sussman is a 34 year-old mama of three, living in St. Augustine, Florida with her amazing husband, Craig. They founded The StarLight Project in 2011, a non-profit organization parented with the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, that creates dream rooms for children with special needs. Over the past 5 years they have reached out and supported over 200 children in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Cherie is honored to have the opportunity to share their passion with all of you. In addition to creating dream bedrooms, the Sussmans love spending time outdoors biking, hiking and swimming.