Charisse Montgomery is the author of the Super Safe Kids book series. She is a writer and editor who lives in Ohio with her husband, Dr. Richard Montgomery, and their son. Both her son and her late sister, Chavon Hodges, were born with congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy, a debilitating neuromuscular disease that results from a rare genetic condition. She writes books that engage children, parents, and their families in improving safety and advocacy in the hospital, the community and the home.
A former educator, Charisse Montgomery has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English, along with a master's degree in Educational Psychology, with research focused on informing and empowering parents of medically fragile children. She completed a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy and serves on the Board at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She also created the Family Advocate Network model for engaging parents of children with special education needs in the school setting.
Charisse has written for Complex Child magazine and is a contributor to The Mighty, in addition to a blog series called Teachable Moments that she wrote for ProMedica HealthConnect. She is the founder of Madvocator Educational and Healthcare Advocacy Training, a nonprofit that trains families and professionals on educational and healthcare advocacy.
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