Happiness in a special needs family

This inspiring TED talk by Para-Olympian, Karni Liddell, has really got a lot of people thinking about how we look at disability. She begins by drawing our attention to the conversations so many parents-to-be have when they are asked “What do you want to have – a boy or a girl?” and the socially-acceptable answer […]

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You are my heart! I am your voice!

My Dear Mitra, Four years ago you were diagnosed with intellectual disability and autism. Even though we had had some suspicions for a while, to hear the doctor say “Mitra is intellectually disabled” and to see the report says “diagnosis : severe intellectual disability” struck me hard. We thought you just had delayed development because […]

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Optimistic Parenting – A New Look at Parents with Challenging Children

Optimistic Parenting Positive feelings toward the child with intellectual and developmental disabilities may be associated with a broader optimistic outlook. An optimistic perspective on life may help promote well-being and safeguard caregivers from the deleterious effects of stress and depression. Optimism may also predict how parents interact with their children, particularly when children exhibit challenging […]

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