Eliana Tardio is a successful blogger and activist who started her career thirteen years ago with the birth of her first child, Emir, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome in utero. That was just the beginning of her story because three years later, her second child, daughter Ayelen, was born with the same condition.
As a way to both vent and record the growth of her two children and her role as a mother, Eliana started a bilingual blog about parenting children with special needs. The blog is now one of the biggest of its kind worldwide with more than 300k followers. Through her strong presence on social media and innovative community approach, Eliana’s goal is to make information accessible for everyone, and with this, promote the full inclusion of children with disabilities.
Among many awards she has received throughout the years, Eliana was named as one of top 6 Latino Story Tellers by YouTube on 2016, Best Latino Advocate Through the Use of Technology on 2016 by Latism in an initiative with the White House. One of the top 100 Mom Bloggers by Disney, and one of the Top 6 Latina Leaders changing history in the U.S. by Café Moms. As part of her story as an immigrant in the US, she highlights her visit to the White House in 2012 thanks to the support of Latinos in Social Media, as she spoke for the first time on the struggles that Latino children with disabilities face to receive the proper inclusive opportunities in public schools. In 2015, her son Emir was part of the group of Latino STEM Geniuses that presented their scientific innovations to top technology leaders of the White House.
You can learn more about Eliana, Emir and Ayelen at elianatardio.us
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Top 6 Latino Story Tellers 2016 - Youtube in #WeAllGrow
2015 Best Latino Advocate Through the Use of Technology - Latism in a White House Initiative