Diana is a mother of a 14-year-old daughter who is visually impaired and has both communication and intellectual disabilities. When Diana’s daughter was 12 years old, she was kept at home and not fed because Diana didn’t know how to take care of her. Her family and community were abusing her and calling her awful names.
One day, Diana met Jackie, who told her about a parent support group that offered training on how to care for children with disabilities. Diana attended the training and learned how to feed her daughter and take her to the group, where she met other mothers who were going through similar experiences.
With the support of the group, Diana was able to convince her husband and family to love her daughter just like her other children. She became an advocate for her daughter and has helped to improve her life in many ways.
Diana’s story is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope. With the right support, parents can learn to care for and love their children, regardless of their disabilities.
Our Parent Support Groups are a lifeline for parents of children with disabilities
Parent support groups are essential for parents who are raising children with disabilities. These groups provide parents with a safe space to share their experiences, learn from others, and get support. They can also help parents to advocate for their children and ensure that they receive the services and resources they need.
Thank you Diana for sharing your story.
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