They grow up so fast, don't they? And all of a sudden we are older and need to start thinking about what will happen to our children after we are gone. What will their quality of life be like?
So your friend or family member has a child who has been diagnosed with a disability. You want to help. What can you do?
July is Fragile X Awareness Month. I know, you may be thinking, “Fragile what???” and that’s okay. There are doctors, teachers, and therapists who are unfamiliar with Fragile X Syndrome. Awareness is really needed.
Imagine what it would be like if there weren’t dressing rooms to try on clothes before you bought them. What if someone brought you clothes home that you were to wear on a daily basis without you having the chance to try them on to see if they fit to your liking? We all know that one size doesn’t fit all.
One of the really fun things about being a parent is recreating and reliving your best childhood memories with your children. But when my two sons with autism were growing up, it soon became clear that I was going to have to seriously rethink my Independence Day celebration.
This touching essay has been shared many times, especially with parents whose children have been newly diagnosed. Some parts resonate with every parent who has a child with special needs. Why? Because I think this essay resonates with every parent. Period.