As the rates of Autism continues to skyrocket, the likely hood of you knowing someone that is a special needs parent is growing as well.
Maybe you already know someone with a special needs child. Perhaps, a friend or family member.
In this article, I hope to give you some simple ways that you can help the special needs parent in your life. Knowing what to say or do can be daunting for someone that doesn’t have experience with special needs parenting.
This is probably where many people, with the best of intentions, get scared off. Seeing what a special needs parent goes through can be a very overwhelming experience for anyone.
It may even seem so dire that one might feel that they have nothing to offer, that could possible be of any benefit. I hope to change that by sharing a few very simple, very basic ideas, that can provide much needed relief to a special needs parent and let them know that they aren’t alone.
So, you have a friend or loved one that is a special needs parent. Do you want to offer help or support but don’t know what you could possibly do? First of all, let me thank you for showing compassion, concern and love for the special needs parent in your life.
Honestly, to a special needs parent, just knowing that someone cares is really important. In fact, it’s so important, that I don’t think it can be overstated.
The first thing you should know is that typically, the special needs parent will never ask for help.
Often times, they know how overwhelming their life and struggles can be and they don’t want to burden anyone. Perhaps they don’t feel that anyone understands what they’re going through. Maybe they don’t have family they can rely on.