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Empowering Parents of Color With Their Special Needs Child

We take the stress away from finding an educational strategy that will help your child thrive while giving you, the parent, peace of mind.
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Finding Solutions for Your Child Shouldn’t Be Stressful

When it comes to special needs children, there seems to be a plethora of terms and countless articles that do not provide you with value. With all sorts of “solutions” out there, it’s difficult for parents to find the best thing to do to help their child grow and succeed.

Too Many Options

Navigating the sea of therapies, educational plans, and expert advice for special needs children can feel overwhelming. Every child is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. We understand the challenge of sifting through endless options to find a tailored approach that truly benefits your child.

Doesn’t Fit Lifestyle

Embracing a program or therapy that aligns with your family's routine and values is crucial. Many solutions require a level of commitment and lifestyle adjustment that isn't feasible for every family. Our focus is on providing adaptable strategies that integrate seamlessly into your daily life, ensuring both you and your child experience a positive, stress-free journey.

Time Wasted

The journey to find the right support for your child can be time-consuming, often involving trial and error. We aim to streamline this process by offering evidence-based, effective solutions that respect your time. Our goal is to eliminate the guesswork, providing you with immediate, actionable strategies that bring visible progress.

Doesn’t Fit Budget

Financial constraints should not prevent your child from receiving the best possible support. We're committed to offering cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality. Our services are designed to be accessible, ensuring you receive value and real results within your budget.

This doesn't have to be you though. The Parenting Cipher has given hundreds of parents of color the help necessary to provide the proper educational strategy to their children.

Our Mission in The Parenting Cipher is to Alleviate these Burdens

Our highly-skilled team of experienced educational specialists work with you closely to create a roadmap for your child’s academic success.

Our Services

ThriveEd is a dedicated strategy session service designed to support parents with special needs children in ensuring their child receives the best educational opportunities to thrive academically. We understand that every child is unique, and their educational journey requires personalized attention and tailored strategies.
Individual Education Binder
Our Education Binder is a meticulously crafted tool that enables you to compile all your child's academic records in one centralized place. With its user-friendly layout and intuitive sections, you can easily document report cards, progress reports, certificates, and important documents from preschool through high school. Stay on top of your child's educational milestones and achievements, and gain a holistic view of their progress throughout the years.
Membership Community
Empower yourself as a Black parent of a special needs child. Unlock the best educational outcomes while maintaining a healthy family lifestyle. Access our four corners framework, monthly templates for academic growth, family lifestyle, and selfcare. Get personalized in-person Q&A during office hours. Together, we can thrive!
Welcome to The Parenting Cipher Membership for Parents of Color!
You want the best education for your children.

The Parenting Cipher Can Help.

My name is Lateefa "Genie" Dawkins, MBA and like you—I’m a mom who wears many hats. As a mother of three children with behavioral and learning differences, best-selling author, parent advocate, integrative health coach, CEO of The Parenting Cipher organization and host of the The Parenting Cipher Podcast.
I’m incredibly passionate about children of color receiving the best educational experiences so that they can close the educational gaps and receive every opportunity to thrive. I’m fondly called "Genie" because I make things happen for myself and others. I like to tell my clients "Once you tell me your greatest wish for your child, I will do my best to make it happen."
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Here's How It Works


Initial Consultation and Assessment
The first step in the process is to schedule an initial consultation with our team at EnvisionED. During this session, we will have an in-depth discussion with the customer to understand their specific needs and goals for their special needs child. We will assess the child's educational background, challenges, and aspirations. This consultation will help us tailor our strategy sessions and membership to their unique requirements.


Customized Strategy Session and Action Plan
Based on the information gathered during the initial consultation, our team will design a customized strategy session and action plan for the customer. This plan will outline the specific areas of focus, such as school selection, advocacy, individualized education plans (IEPs), and assistive technologies. The strategy session will provide expert guidance, practical tools, and resources to empower the customer to navigate the educational landscape effectively.


Implementation and Support
Once the strategy session and action plan are finalized, we will provide ongoing support to the customer. Our team will assist them in implementing the strategies and recommendations discussed during the session. We will offer guidance on communicating with schools, collaborating with educators, and accessing necessary resources. Through regular check-ins, we will ensure that the customer is progressing towards their goals and provide additional support as needed.


Membership and Continued Education
After completing the strategy session, customers have the option to join our membership program, which provides access to a range of additional benefits. Membership includes participation in interactive workshops, webinars, and online forums where they can continue learning and connecting with other parents in similar situations. The membership also grants access to updated resources, the latest research in special education, and ongoing support from our team of experts.

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    MTG: More Than Graphics Podcast

  • Top 10 Tips To Be A Successful BLACK Parent Today

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    2/9/2021, 2/14/2021
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  • How Confident Parent Strategist Genie Dawkins is Living Beyond 9 to 5

    What's Next Podcast for Women

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  • Kween Conversations

  • Season 2 Episode 2

    The Unaplogetic Mom Podcast

  • Four corners of A Mom

    Thrive Global

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