If you're a parent of a child with special needs, you likely strive even more than the average mom or dad to give your child the best chance at having a comfortable and happy life.
From educating yourself and others about your child's physical, emotional, learning, and/or cognitive needs and abilities to choosing a school to dealing with bullying and discrimination, making sure that your child learns, grows, and thrives in supportive environments and communities can be a challenge. You or your child might sometimes feel isolated or lacking support, but there are resources that can help.
A new handbook from PhDInSpecialEducation.com offers resources for parents at every stage of the journey of caring for kids with special needs. With a focus on organizations and communities that offer support, the guide features information on a wealth of topics, including:
Understanding your child's rights and needs.
Helping your child have a supportive group of friends.
Nurturing relationships that give you professional, emotional, and social support.
Teaching your child how to feel confident and how to identify and build their strengths.
Planning for your child's future.
Check out the Handbook for Special Needs Parenting
, filled with helpful resources and the important reminder that you and your child are not alone.