Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs


Parenting a Child with Special Needs

nichcyThis sixteen page news digest contains two articles and further references. The first article speaks to the emotions that parents experience and offers a perspective for living and coping with the impact of disability on the family. The second article discusses topics such as:adjusting to this new life, accessing information and

services, supporting the needs of the family, finding child care, and working with professionals. Written in 2003, there are a few references to US sources of information.

Of special interest:
Article is from parent perspective. Article is copyright free, so can be printed and distributed with acknowledgement of source. 

For further information and articles, see the website for the National Dissemination Centre for Children with Disabilities:

Resource Details:
Topic Area: Family support and information
Type: Article available on web
Source/Organization: National Dissemination Centre for Children with Disabilities
Geographic Focus: N/A
Language: English and Spanish
Purpose: To provide parents with information and support as they learn that their child has a disability
Date reviewed: January 2013