Lori and Her Family
Lori Ashworth, Founder of The Circle Room, is a mother of four whose passion lies in supporting mothers with special needs children. In 2012, her son Mitchell was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. From this point on, Lori and her family have endured a journey of their new typical while bringing others along and building a welcoming community for all.
The diagnosis of Mitchell brought on a lot more emotion than one would ever expect. During this time, Lori questioned where God was in all of this as she felt anxiety, guilt, grief, and fear of Mitchell’s diagnosis.
At the same time, Lori understood it was simply a push to get help and move forward to seek answers. She decided to let go of the things she couldn’t control. This set her free. With her whole heart, she believed that God’s plan was much bigger… and she was right!
Lori’s message is powerful as she understands what emotions you’re experiencing, what doubts you may have, and the challenges you may be enduring. Through The Circle Room, she offers a safe place and wants you to know first and foremost that you’re not alone.
The Circle Room
The Circle Room is a ministry for families with children of special needs. It is a welcoming community that offers support, encouragement, resources, and so much more for all special needs children and their families. In 2012 the idea of The Circle Room was sparked by founder, Lori Ashworth, when she realized the need for a community that simply accepted all that her family was. Lori knew she wasn’t alone and found passion in bringing families of special needs children together.
Lori’s passion continues alongside The Vision of what The Circle Room is and will be. Right now, The Circle Room is a supportive 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made of a community of people who lift each other up and support each other as they endure similar challenges. Eventually, The Circle Room will have a location that will be a safe place that welcomes all.
This is Lori’s vision… and it is so much more than a scribble drawing sketched on a ripped-out piece of notebook paper. It’s a safe, happy, supportive, and joyful place that truly welcomes all. She saw this and this is exactly what she’s on the path of creating.
Lori’s vision includes a building that serves as a safe place for special needs children and their families. This building will hold meetups for moms, sensory rooms, daycare areas, a church with accommodations for all children, support groups for marriage, speakers, day retreats with rentable space, and the list continues.