When your child is diagnosed with a disability or special need,
it's important to get support. You're not alone, even if it feels
that way sometimes.
Raising a child with special
- Accept support and join a group for parents of
children with disabilities or special needs. These parents can help
you find resources and information, and provide emotional
- Talk with your doctor about your child's specific
needs and challenges at home. Your routine at home may need to
follow along with the specific treatment your child is
- Search for the best available program to fit your
child's special needs. Contact your local school district or health
department to learn more about preschool and other special
education programs that are available in your area.
- Learn about your child's disability. The more you
know, the more you will be empowered. Go to the library and find
out all you can or visit trusted websites.
Extra Tip: Take time out for yourself. As much as you want
to give your child all your attention, if you're tired and
frustrated, you won't be able to put your best foot forward as a