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Parenting Special Needs Children

If you’re raising a child with special needs, you know that your son or daughter is one of the greatest blessings you’ve been given. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges, too. We’re here to provide you a list that brings together the best insight, advice and encouragement for your important role.

A Letter From Dad

In the end, isn’t it fitting that the Lord would use a young man unable to communicate via traditional means to help lift up and relay profound truths?

A Father’s Legacy of Sacrificial Love

Reverend Thomas Vander Woude shares the powerful story of sacrificial love shown by his father, who gave his life to save his son with Down Syndrome, and the profound impact this had on their family.

Brenda’s Story

Life’s twists and turns can be unexpected and unimaginable. Brenda Solomon knows. In 1992 she gave birth to a daughter, Jill, who had a severe seizure disorder, which would eventually leave the child with intellectual disabilities.

Battling the Bitterness of Parenting a Disabled Child

On October 16, 2006, my oldest son was diagnosed with autism. That word — autism — spoken over my son and over my life on that day sent me into a year-long spiral of grief and confusion.

National Association for Down Syndrome

NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home.

Unexpected Journey: When Special Needs Change Our Course

A book by a husband and wife whose course in life changed with the birth of their first child. Unexpected Journey shares the life of a family where daily challenges became a way of life - caring for a child with special needs and parents in their declining years. It is written is small segments so that a caregiver can read when they have short moments of time.

Parenting and Special Needs: Why Me? - Focus on the Family

I saw them at the grocery store, at schools, at parks and at restaurants—parents of children with special needs. I tried not to stare, but they were difficult to ignore. They patiently waited for children with leg braces to take awkward steps. They lovingly guided grown children through crowds. They communicated with sign language and laminated pictures.

Different Dream Parenting

Parenting can be difficult and tiring, especially when you have a special needs child with medical, behavioral, or educational issues. In Different Dream Parenting, author Jolene Philo offers guidance and encouragement through biblical insights and her own personal experiences. Find spiritual wisdom, practical resources, and tools that can help you become an extraordinary advocate for your child. Discover how you can move beyond the challenges and experience the joy of being your childs biggest and best supporter.

Camp Barnabas

Camp for kids and teens, ages 7 to 17, with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network

Home Schooling Special needs Children, Homeschooling Children with Autsim Down syndrome ADD ADHD, NATHHAN.

Special Needs Parenting

Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Need Project

Connecting Families to Resources! Our mission is healthy families and healthy children through the creation of practical resources and support for parents of special needs

Jill's House

Restoration, a rhythm of rest. Jill’s House provides a safe haven to entrust your children, so you can rest. Your child will make new friends and experience things you never imagined possible. Our respite is for all children with intellectual disabilities and their families – without regard to race, religion, or ethnicity- ages six to seventeen.

Hope for Parents of Kids With Special Needs

In a guilty voice, the 35-year-old father explained that he was calling from a closet. He was hiding from his 5-year-old son, who was hunting for his favorite children’s DVD. His son with special needs had a tendency to play the same video segment over . . . and over . . . and over.

Parenting a Child With Special Needs

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you undoubtedly have bigger challenges to overcome than you ever thought possible. There may be days where you feel all alone in your struggle. Maybe you’ve been so busy taking care of your child’s needs, in addition to the rest of your family, that you have not had the opportunity to seek encouragement from those who have trekked a similar road. Whether you’re raising a child with various physical, developmental or emotional challenges, we hope you’ll find comfort in this collection of stories from parents who are living the joys and trials of raising special-needs children.

Joni and Friends Family Retreat

Family Retreats offer a haven for special needs families. Here, families are cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated in a Christ centered, fully accessible camp environment.

Special Books by Special Kids

SBSK (Special Books by Special Kids) started when I was a special education teacher. My students and I originally set out to publish a book in which they sha...

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