About us

My name is Carrie R Smith I am a mother of eight children. I have four special needs children. I have worked a Academic Counselor for 22 years specializing in ages from 2 to adulthood with children being my passion. I am a child of God and put God first in every second of my life. I have been married for 32 years to Chuck Smith who is my best friend and my biggest support in life. I enjoy being outdoors and going to the beach with my children. I am a grandmother of two wonderful little girls who add more joy to my life than you could ever imagine. I have a passion to help as many children as I can to feel loved and to be successful in life that is why I am a counselor and starting the step forward educational center.

My name is Tracy Penn and I am a mother of 3 children. I have 2 special needs children. I attended a program called Advocacy in Action through the Arc of KY in 2016 and 2017. I have homeschooled for a short period of time and I am always researching new things to do to help my children. I have worked with other families to help with advocacy for their needs and I am a resource that parents may call upon. As a special need mother, I am motivated to help others to smooth the journey other families may be going through. I believe that families with special needs need to come together and work to make our children the best members of society they can be.