Caregiving for a Child with a Disability

child in wheelchair painting a pictureParenting a child with a disability encompasses a unique set of lifestyle challenges and stressors. Some of the strategies that parents can use to manage these stressful situations can include:

  • Ask for support from people who care about you.
    • Communicate with people that will listen and empathize with your situation.
    • Keep in mind that your typical support system might be weakened if those close to you are also experiencing stressful life events.
  • Find local support groups
    • Keep in mind that finding local supports can be extremely helpful for thosewith limited support networks.
  • Engage in healthy activities.
  • Establish or reestablish routines.
  • Enhance your knowledge.
  • Provide play experiences to help relieve tension.

Last modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 1:44 PM