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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Designing a home for my princess with special needs

My six year old girl, Mitra, has influenced my new design style. Our home is designed purely to make things easier, safer and funnier for Mitra. Let’s call it “House of Mitra” or in a nicer language “Mitrashus”. Mitra’s Sensory/Relaxing/Bedroom When we’re out with Mitra, we have to stay close to her constantly. So home needs […]

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Daily Routines for Children with Intellectual Disability

Our routines These are how we organize ourselves to get things done, make the life more predictable for Mitra, spend time together and have fun. Routines help us know who should do what, when, in what order and how often. Main parts of our routines are for things we do every day – for example, […]

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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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Welcome to Mitras Hus – Well Being for Children with Intellectual Disability

I am the father of a wonderful girl who becomes 6 years old on March 29th. She has severe intellectual disability and is the most wonderful girl in the World. I know that parents of children with special needs can have a demanding life. I have no intentions to write about all the crazy experiences here. These […]

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