Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have answered some common questions that we receive at The Coffee Klatch. If you have a question that is not covered by our FAQ, please feel free to contact us at You can also of course visit our “contact” page and send an instant mail to our staff. Click on the question to reveal the answer below.

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How can I suggest a topic, disorder or guest to be on the show?

Please use out Contact Form or email with your suggestions and we will do our best to feature your child’s disability or concern.

Why do the hosts of The Coffee Klatch give so much of their time to special needs parents?

Marianne, Pierrette, Elise, Lorna, Chuck and Mae have walked in your shoes. We have been there, at times we are still there, to a parent with a special needs child there is no better resource than a parent who has been there and dug out of the trenches.

Do I need to be registered on Blog Talk Radio to listen to the shows?

No you do not need to register to listen but if you would like to leave a comment – set a reminder or participate in a blog talk radio chat you will need to take a few minutes to be a registered user.

Why are The Coffee Klatch interviews on Itunes?

With the popularity of Ipods, Ipads and Iphones as media devices we are offering our Blog Talk Radio interviews free of charge to download and take with you.

What is The Coffee Klatch YouTube Channel? (Under Construction)

The Coffee Klatch guests are not only incredible authors and advocates but many are national and international speakers on TED as well as other important venues. We are proud to share these incredible videos of our guests and at times other prominent figures with our followers.

Why does The Coffee Klatch need a disclaimer?

We are parents, parents of special needs children not medical professionals, our comments advice and recommendations are our personal opinions based on our personal experiences and are not to be used to replace your child’s medical or mental health practitioner’s treatment decisions. The guests on our show are chosen with care and are considered to be the foremost authorities in the world but do not necessarily represent the opinions of our hosts.

How can I suggest a topic, disorder or guest to be on the show?

Email with your suggestions and we will do our best to feature your child’s disability or concern.

Who are The Coffee Klatch sponsors?

Our sponsors are hand picked by our team. They support the efforts of The Coffee Klatch enabling us to continue to bring parents what they need the most, the best of the best.

What if I miss a blog talk radio episode?

Our shows are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week in archive – listen any time.

What if I missed a tweetchat?

If you miss a TweetChat, Don’t Panic! you can now read the entire transcript on TweetChat Transcriber! You can access the transcriber in the drop-down menu of Links & Resources on the main tab.

I’ve sent a Direct Message to The Coffee Klatch but have not heard back, what’s up with that?

We make every effort to answer all direct messages on Twitter but at times there are hundreds of messages to be read. If you have not heard back within a week please resend your message, post it publicly or email us here.

What is the Special Needs At The Coffee Klatch Newsletter?

We have a daily newsletter with outstanding articles and links online from a compilation of all of our tweetchat and blog talk radio guests that are on Twitter.

Who are the authors of The Coffee Klatch blog?

All the hosts of The Coffee Klatch blog and all are available on our blog.

How can I request to be a guest on the show?

Email with a request, bio and available dates.

Why should I become a member of the group on Facebook?

Facebook is a social media outlet that offers even more flexibility to The Coffee Klatch. Events are listed and email reminder alerts are sent to group members. Facebook also enhances the interactive feel of The Coffee Klatch. Anyone can post comments, resources, articles, blog writings and products that will help other parents. You can join our facebook page by Clicking Here.