Trying to date as a parent of a child with special needs (or as a parent at all) is not always an easy task, so we at The Mighty asked our readers to share some of their wisdom on the subject.
It discusses one of the biggest challenges a parent and their disabled child faces: other people.
At the end of the article there are over 165 comments from others who have something to say about the issue, including information, stories people want to share, and support for those who are faced with these daily criticisms.
These twelve amazing sites include information about your child’s condition, stories from parents who have been through it, local help guides, forums, blog entries, and learning tools. Org is hands down one of the best online resources for information on Autism.
It includes latest news, information, an easy to use search engine, upcoming events, and even a local agencies map for finding help in your area.
Though a controversial site, offers a highly touching and incredibly heartfelt article about the parents of a child with Down Syndrome and what they need to hear.
It discusses how parents can often times slip into depression, but that it is important to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The site features tips to stimulate language development, a forum to interact directly with other families and speech-language pathologists, a wealth of links to other sites, a comprehensive reading list, and even a sign language section.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is an excellent and resourceful website for parents with children who have dyslexia, are ADHD, or have other learning disabilities.
It focuses highly on the positive aspects of taking care of a child with Down Syndrome.