A new study shows that parents of children with disabilities learn to adjust over time and show little difference in well being, both physically and emotionally, from parents of typically developing children.
What are the words of encouragement you wan to hear? One dad shares his balanced approach, advising both hope and acceptance.
Founded in 1983, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information.
As the parent of a disabled child you've probably encountered a stranger who may have said something hurtful or downright rude. We'll give you advice on how to deal with these painful situations.
Mary McDonach explains that learning of a child's disability can cause a parent to experience a grief reaction bringing on the standard and familiar stages of grief. She helps you sort through these emotions so you can move on and heal.
If you're the parent of a blind child you probably have lots of questions or maybe just need to talk to someone who understands. Learn about telephone support groups organized by Lighthouse Guild.
Pass it On recycles used but useable medical equipment and provides it to disabled children in Massachusetts.
Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC) is a large support network for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired.
Marsha Peterson writes about her son, Chad, and how she helped him learn to communicate. Chad was born with Down syndrome, diagnosed with autism, is hard of hearing, and near blind in one eye.