As parents, we need to let our children with disabilities become more independent. A parent who’s been there offers advice.
Families who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing can be a major resource for guidance and support. Learn how to connect with them.
Other families who have children with visual impairment, blindness or deafblindness can be a major resource for guidance and support. Learn how to connect with them.
Connecting with other parents can help you on your journey of raising a child with a disability.
Life is hard enough without a negative attitude slowing you down. A parent who has been there offers some advice to stay positive.
Having a sibling with a disability can be difficult for a child. Here are ways you can help.
Learn strategies on how your family can have fun together.
How a mom gained perspective and acceptance from her son, Will, and how you can, too.
Parents and caregivers who have been there list what every caregiver is entitled to.
Learn tips for managing the challenges of being a caregiver, from a parent who has been there.
This article, the first in a series, introduces the Four Stages of Adaptation model, and discusses Stage 1, Survival.
This article, the second in a series, continues exploring the Four Stages of Adaptation model with a discussion of Stage 2, Searching.
This article, the third in a series, continues exploring the Four Stages of Adaptation model with a discussion of Stage 3, Settling In.
This article, the fourth in a series, continues exploring the Four Stages of Adaptation model with a discussion of Stage 4, Separating.
A child’s diagnosis or disability affects the extended family, too. Here’s how you can help them adjust.
A diagnosis of disability affects the whole family. Parents who work together see better outcomes for their children, and their marriages.
Parents whose child receives a diagnosis go through a different kind of grieving process. Understanding it can help you cope.
Feelings of grief and isolation are to be expected. A parent who has lived through it offers some helpful perspective.