Parent and Caregiver Bill of Rights

Parents and caregivers who have been there list what every caregiver is entitled to.

You Are Not Alone: For Parents When They Learn That Their Child Has a Disability

Feelings of grief and isolation are to be expected. A parent who has lived through it offers some helpful perspective.

How to Have Fun as a Family

Learn strategies on how your family can have fun together.

Building Independence: Let Your Child Grow

As parents, we need to let our children with disabilities become more independent. A parent who’s been there offers advice.

Connecting with Other Parents: Why It Matters

Connecting with other parents can help you on your journey of raising a child with a disability.

Creating a Positive Outlook

Life is hard enough without a negative attitude slowing you down. A parent who has been there offers some advice to stay positive.

Self-Care Checklist for Caregivers

Learn tips for managing the challenges of being a caregiver, from a parent who has been there.

The 4 Stages of Adaptation, Stage 1: Surviving

This article, the first in a series, introduces the Four Stages of Adaptation model, and discusses Stage 1, Survival.

The 4 Stages of Adaptation, Stage 2: Searching

This article, the second in a series, continues exploring the Four Stages of Adaptation model with a discussion of Stage 2, Searching.

The 4 Stages of Adaptation, Stage 3: Settling In

This article, the third in a series, continues exploring the Four Stages of Adaptation model with a discussion of Stage 3, Settling In.

Understanding the Stages of Grief

Parents whose child receives a diagnosis go through a different kind of grieving process. Understanding it can help you cope.

The 4 Stages of Adaptation, Stage 4: Separating

This article, the fourth in a series, continues exploring the Four Stages of Adaptation model with a discussion of Stage 4, Separating.

Tips to Help Parents Work Together

A diagnosis of disability affects the whole family. Parents who work together see better outcomes for their children, and their marriages.

Helping Siblings of Kids with Disabilities

Having a sibling with a disability can be difficult for a child. Here are ways you can help.

The Extended Family of a Child with Disabilities

A child’s diagnosis or disability affects the extended family, too. Here’s how you can help them adjust.

Learn from “The Zen of Will”

How a mom gained perspective and acceptance from her son, Will, and how you can, too.

Connecting with Families of Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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.

Connecting with Families Who Have Children with Visual Impairment, Blindness and Deafblindness

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.