Is it more important to be worried about how you're presenting yourself and your family to the outside world and the wider disability community, or to focus on the needs of your own family and children?
The path of a special needs parent is hard, but you need to choose happiness. You feel countless emotions, each and every one of them, and at some point you have to choose: Will you be a victim or a victor?
We make decisions for our medically fragile kids every day, but sometimes family members just don't understand our reasons.
Having a special needs child is a lifelong grieving process. Each new milestone that does not happen is a painful reminder of what you've lost.
Does our society support families with adults with special needs? What happens when your special needs child isn't a child anymore?
Special needs children deserve honor and respect. As parents, we need to maintain their dignity and help them present themselves at their best in public.
Use tactile elements, interesting fabrics and textures, sounds and lights to create the perfect unique space for your blind or visually impaired child.
Here are some recommendations if you are visiting London with a child who is visually impaired to ensure you have a fun, inclusive and accessible visit.
If you could go back in time to when your child was first diagnosed with a disability, what would you tell yourself? What advice would you give?
Children are always observing the actions of their parents. If you respond to your blind child with positivity and confidence in their abilities, they will internalize that.