The mission of Exceptional Needs Today is to provide support and free resources for families, educators, professionals, and self-advocates. We aim to educate and energize all individuals who seek special services while creating opportunities to connect and grow. The Exceptional Needs Today community works to promote awareness, acceptance, and inclusiveness for ALL people.
About the Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Magazine publisher Amy KD Tobik is an award-winning editor with more than 30 years of publishing experience. After successfully producing an autism magazine for more than six years, Amy branched out on her own to create Exceptional Needs Today, a resource that reaches all people at no cost to them. In September 2021, Exceptional Needs Today received the Gold Award from the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards honoring excellence. Amy is a graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia and her special interests include advocating for children with different abilities and education. She lives in the Carolinas with her husband, and they have two adult children. She is CEO of Lone Heron Publishing which publishes Exceptional Needs Today.