Amialya Durairaj & David Whiting


Amialya (Mia) Durairaj, MSc is a health and parenting writer whose work has been published in The Washington Post, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and California Health Report, among others. Mia works as a Marketing Writing Manager at Dexcom in San Diego and is the co-creator of Mindful Return’s Balancing a Career with a Special Needs Child. She lives with her husband and surviving twin daughter, who has special healthcare needs. You can read more of Mia’s work at

David Whiting, JD is a devoted father to four special needs kids in a wonderful and fast-paced blended family. He also practices educational law and advocacy in his two firms, Oak Hill Law Group, PLLC, and Oak Hill Educational Advocacy, LLC. He is an active volunteer and participant in his community, weighing in on educational policy and is currently developing a nonprofit to provide educational advocacy for underprivileged children in Northern Virginia. For more information, please feel welcome to visit or .