Category Archives: Parents

Ron Sandison…She believed in the word “CAN”

My mom’s belief in the word “CAN” paid off. My mom believed that by having me interact with typical children my own age I would learn essential social skills, and by developing my talents I could gain independence and accomplish my dreams. Continue reading

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What about my career?

What about my career? What about providing for my family? Shouldn’t that be my first and most important priority? Shouldn’t I have to make sacrifices about my time with my children so I can more effectively provide for their needs?
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The Day I Said, “I Quit!”

One day Cindi said, “I quit!” And it’s exactly what her son needed her to do. Continue reading

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Am I to blame for this happening?

Does God really have a plan and a purpose for your child’s life? Did God really allow this because he intended to use our circumstances for His glory?
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Don’t Waste Your Crisis (A Survival Guide for Parents)

Survival tips for parents in crisis situations. Continue reading

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What are the stats on disability and church?

The oft-quoted stat that 85-95% of special needs families are unchurched isn’t supported by any research, so I really think we – as people of the Truth – ought to stop repeating it. Continue reading

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The Milestone Elephant

Some of the biggest struggles for so many special-needs parents are the emotions we experience when our children don’t reach typical milestones in the manner or time of other children. Continue reading

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