The emotional and physical health of a child’s parents has an effect on the entire family. Parents are the heart of the family and the emotional and physical toll of caring for a child with special needs can affect their health as well as their ability to maintain a job, marriage and friendships. In this section you will find tips on how to cope and live with the emotions of parenting a child with special needs and how to reach out for support from other parents.
“The most valuable gift that I have received is the support of my family, friends and community. They have given me advice, introduced me to other families, taught me how to do things I didn’t understand, shared their favorite resources, connected me with their favorite professionals and listened to me complain, cry, laugh, worry and swear!”Joan – Jacob’s mom