Advice for Parents with Special Needs Babies
Top Advice for special needs parents or family members:
If your child or other loved one has a new diagnosis of having special needs, if an accident or birth trauma has left a loved one with a traumatic brain injury or other disability, or if you are expecting a child and have discovered they will not be a “typical” child first let me say: I’m so sorry. I know this isn’t easy. In fact, this may be the most difficult and heart-breaking thing you’ve ever faced. But know you’re not alone! There are many, many families who have special needs family members and have faced the shock, the pain, the denial (or sometimes relief) of getting a diagnosis and have made it through. Here is some of the advice I’ve gotten from other people and some things I’ve learned along the way that has helped me keep my sanity, hold it together and move towards a better place.