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 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.
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.