In fact extended family non-support was a key issue.Too often these parents are criticized by their own extended family for not being able to better manage the behavior of their child with severe special needs. Our most common questions are answered there for your convenience.
Finding someone to watch their child for a few hours so they could have time for personal, marital, or family activities was a universal challenge.The typical sitter lacks the skills and even if one lives near family, they too often lack the understanding or patience required to help.We can add the physical disabilities of blindness, deafness, and a multitude of serious medical disorders that strike children and significantly limit their ability to function.Each of these disorders has books, websites, and national organizations devoted to them.There is help that you cannot even imagine...."“A support and information list for families whose children are mildly affected by cerebral palsy and/or other disabilities.
If you are a therapist, doctor, caretaker or parent of a special needs child you are very welcome...""This message board is provided by the OFCP to support people with CP, their families, and others seeking peer support.
The following is a list of web forums and chat sites to help people with cerebral palsy reach out and find the support they may need."If you have a tiny child with brain injury and still don't know what to do with the problem, join this mailing list.
Also, if you know of someone with MS, cerebral palsy, autism, and any other problems arising out of dysfunction of the brain or injury to it, join this discussion.
The frequent result is avoiding attending family and community events.
These parents need a level of support that is difficult to give if you haven’t been in their shoes.
All too often those with CP (or any other disability) feel isolated and alone.