Vickie Rubin
Most Recent Book Title
Raising Jess- A Story of Hope
Book Description
Raising Jess: A Story of Hope is a heartwarming, compassionate story about a mother’s (and father’s) enduring love through challenging times. The author leads the reader on a journey through Jess’s life, right up to the growing concern of the global pandemic and how it might affect their family. The story unfolds from the mother’s perspective, including journal entries and medical reports documenting the growing concerns and research required to help Jessica. The language is pure and to the point, pulling the reader right into this family’s story. The inclusion of a family photo album of pictures taken over the years documenting their lives adds to the warmth and revealing love that engulfs this story. This story will bring tears to readers’ eyes as they are educated and enraptured by one family’s journey with a special needs child. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Author bio
Vickie Rubin, M.S. Ed is the author of Raising Jess: A Story of Hope, released in July 2021. You may also know her from her Blog website Vickie’s Views, a humorous, inspiring commentary about various topics, including raising a child with a disability, observations of everyday life, family, marriage, and navigating the world of COVID-19. She started writing the blogs in March 2020, about the same time we were all told: DON’T LEAVE THE HOUSE!

Prior to writing her book, Vickie was the director of the Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) for Oishei Children’s Hospital, Kaleida Health; a New York State Education Department grant-funded program. Vickie is experienced working with families of children with special needs and professionals and presenting workshops on a variety of topics, which relate to improving outcomes for young children. During her career, Vickie was a frequent guest speaker at local colleges and universities and was an adjunct teacher in the Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State College.

Vickie holds a master’s degree in Exceptional Education from SUNY Buffalo State College and currently resides in Western New York.

Vickie and her husband Mitch celebrated their 42st wedding anniversary in 2021. They have three children and three grandchildren, and two very active dogs.

Raising Jess: A Story of Hope is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play.

Professional Speaker Topics
Raising a Child with a Rare Disability
Parent Perspective
Skills for Effective Advocacy
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