(Poll) Does the world treat your special needs family fairly?

Life is tough forany Special Needs families out there. I know first hand how difficult it can be to navigate life with all the added responsibilities, exhaustion, challenges and anxieties associated with Special Needs parenting.

The world doesn’t seem to be very forgiving for families in these types of situations, at least in my experience.

This is not a complaint about wanting anything for free or being able to escape responsibilities because of my situation, but rather getting a level playing field.

What’s your experience been in this area?



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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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Who gets to define fair? I don’t know, sometimes I wish the world was black and white lol

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kimmy+gebhardt

I am curious what you feel would level the playing field and as a follow up to that, would leveling it for your family mean that it was now not level for someone else? Not necessarily someone with a disability, but just anyone.

Rob Gorski
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Truthfully, I don’t know how to level things out. All I’m looking to do with this post was see how others felt about this. Perhaps someone else has a good idea of how to level things without tilting the scales too far..

Rob Gorski
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That’s a good question Kim, I just don’t have an answer.

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kimmy+gebhardt

I understand that you were just trying to see how others feel, but you’ve mentioned this before and I am genuinely curious what you feel would level the field; not for every family, but for yours. What do you want to see happen?

Rob Gorski
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I know Kim, I didn’t take in a bad way. The truth is that what I’d like to see is never going to happen. One of the biggest struggles for Autism families, including my own is financial. We’re often having to make difficult decisions that can result in problems. It would be nice to be able to explain what’s going on and have the person on the other end of the line, truly understand and be willing to work with you to correct what’s wrong. Some of the comments on Facebook have reminded me that many people simply struggle with… Read more »