Dawn Bozuhoski is an Online Content Editor for Parent to Parent of NYS. Dawn majored in Advertising and Marketing as well as Parent Advocacy. Additionally, Dawn has spent more than twenty years working for news media in both print and online capacity as a copy/photo/content editor as well as a Graphic Artist. Along with her professional experience, Dawn co-founded and provided management and technical work for an online parent support website for over 15 years offering an opportunity for parents to provide support to other parents of children with special needs and medically complex children.
In recent years, in addition to her continued work for an online newspaper, Dawn has worked part-time as a marketing coordinator as well as a number of years working for two school districts. In marketing she learned a great deal about how to present information to the public in a clear, concise and engaging manner. Her work for school districts has helped her understand their point of view, which in turn, has assisted her in her advocacy for her child as well as advice given to other parents.
Dawn has lived in 12 cities across the United States and Canada. She and her family currently live in Suffolk County, on Long Island, where she and her husband are raising their four children. The two oldest children were diagnosed with Reflux as infants and experienced many difficulties at that time. It was that experience that prompted her to co-found an online support group which offered support to children with Digestive Disorders. Over time that group expanded to include children with many needs ranging from behavioral to medically complex and fragile children. The group provided support to well over 10,000 families world-wide.
Dawn's oldest child was diagnosed at the age of four with Asperger's Syndrome. It was this journey that led her to become educated in advocacy, in order to both help her child as well as other parents in the community. To that end, she became trained in lay advocacy following which she helped to start a local PTA for her school district.
As a mother to three teenagers and a toddler, Dawn seldom has free time, however in those occasions when such time does present itself, she enjoys reading, drawing and painting. Currently, she is preparing herself and her oldest child to go off to College in the fall of 2017, a prospect that is both thrilling and terrifying.
She is currently a Girl Scout leader for two troops; and acts as chauffeur for all of her children's various programs and activities.