Families of Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs present a very unique challenge to those who love and care for them. You may feel loss, grief and guilt, impatience with your child's progress, and confusion or anxiety about important decisions. Worry about today is sometimes compounded by uncertainty about tomorrow.
Siblings of children with special needs also face their own set of challenges — how to enjoy success and growing independence when their sibling is on a different path, how to deal with the ignorance of peers, how to support while not feeling overwhelmed by their special sibling. These issues can be life-defining for you and your children, and all of you may benefit from support as you navigate this difficult but ultimately worthwhile journey.
As the mother of a young adult with special needs, I can relate to your struggles, and I welcome the opportunity to help you think about how to support your entire family, so that everyone may thrive and grow despite the difficulties.