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How To Talk To Your Child With Special Needs About Tragedy

AAG-Talking-About-TragediesWhen a catastrophic event happens, like a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, children may be troubled by what they see or hear about the tragedy. They may react with emotions such as fear, worry, shock and grief.

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Becoming Your Child with Special Needs’ Advocate at School

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You as a parent are your child with special needs best advocate. Let’s face it: you know your child like no one else does, and so when it comes to getting the best for him, you are the one who will always get it done. But getting started with the special education process can be daunting if you are new to all of it. The right resources and support can help make it a little easier.

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Your Special Needs Family: Prepare a Financial Plan

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Raising a child with a disability is expensive.

Professionals in the financial industry say that raising a child to adulthood costs close to $250,000 today. If you are a parent of children with special needs, you can expect to encounter costs as much as ten times that amount. And if you have a child who incurs regular medical costs, your expenses can reach more than $3 million over time.

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Your Child with Special Needs at School: Know Your Rights

Middle-and-high-school-parent-teacher-conferences-750x325One of the most difficult situations for you as a parent with a child who has a disability is ensuring that he or she gets the education to which they are entitled. This means that children with special needs have rights that allow them to receive distinct services through the public school system.

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The Best Way to Manage Your Stress as a Parent of a Child with Autism

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Pretty young Asian mother hugging her little boy in a park

As a parent, your children stole your heart the very moment they were born. That’s the thing about parenthood. We’re naturally programmed to care of our kids no matter what, and an autism diagnosis doesn’t change that.

However, the initial sting of an autism diagnosis still has its effect, and it can be a very difficult fact to accept. But if you incorporate some strategies, you can learn to navigate the stress better with time and experience. Here’s how:

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