<p><strong>Alison Kase - NYC Special Needs Writer</strong><br/><br/>Alison calls herself a "Momma Honey Badger," which describes how she powers through life's adventures while keeping a tender heart. Her volunteer work focuses on special education advocacy, and she serves as Title 1 chairperson, a school leadership team member and is a co-teacher of a weekly marine biology course in her native Jamaica Bay, Queens community. Professionally, Alison has worked in various capacities for Scientific American, Scholastic and <em>Parents</em> magazine, to name a few. She originally came to Mommy Poppins as a reader, looking for fun activities for her family, including her special-needs son Jake. The Kases are avid campers who also enjoy cooking, crafting and all things Muppets.