Parenting a child with special needs can be a challenge, and we often feel those challenges like a strong tidal wave coming at us to tip us off the edge, to make us lose our balance, but we never do. We stand strong because our love for our children compels us to block the tides crashing against us: the medical bills, the stares, the educational system, community ignorance, and sometimes the lack of support from our families.
However, although we stand strong, we get tired, our energy gets drained, and our hope for a better tomorrow gets diminished. For this reason, we special needs parents need to reach out and join hands because in unity we are stronger.
If you are a special needs parent who feels like their daily life is on eggshells with increasing demands, if you feel like society judges you for your child, or you are simply seeking tips and guidance, we have the perfect safe haven for you at our Parent2Parent support group where you can express your positive and negative feelings, laugh and cry, and share experiences from which others can benefit. Even if you are coping well with your child’s situation, we would like to have you with us to provide helpful and insightful experiences for others to benefit from.
Our vision is to see families grow in hope and faith that they can conquer all. Our mission is to equip special needs parents emotionally, practically, and culturally to meet daily challenges. Emotionally, parents can share thoughts and feelings in a confidential, respectful, and judgement-free space. Practically, parents can participate in thirty-minute presentations on tips for guidance through this journey. Culturally, parents will create a support and advocacy group.
We are aware that raising a child with special needs shifts family foundations and adds stress and complexity. For this reason, self-care is essential to maintaining healthy emotions that are reflected onto your child.