Building Independence: Let Your Child Grow
As parents, we need to let our children with different abilities 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 and emotions can weigh you down. A parent who has been there offers some advice to stay positive.
Helping Siblings of Kids with Disabilities
Having a sibling with a disability can be difficult for a child. Here are ways you can help.
How to Have Fun as a Family
Learn strategies on how your family can have fun together.
Learn from “The Zen of Will”
How a mom gained perspective and acceptance from her son, Will, and how you can, too.
Parent and Caregiver Bill of Rights
Parents and caregivers who have been there list what every caregiver is entitled to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.