Pick any two families of children with special needs and they may seem to have little in common. Even children with similar diagnosis may have very unique circumstances. One may be challenged with mental illness, learning problems, behavior issues or medical concerns.
Although every special needs child is different and every family is unique, there are some common concerns that link parents. These include getting appropriate care and promoting acceptance in the extended family, school, and community. For some, planning for the uncertain future may be necessary.
You can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone, so feel comfortable reaching out for support. Talk to people in your community, use social media and network with groups. This will benefit you and your child in more ways than you know. You have more in common than what you originally thought.
Are you part of a common group? What is the common focus of your group? How do you find the answers you may be looking for?