As I sat and listened to these parents share their painful stories, I felt particularly powerless.
Hearing loss may be caused by a number of factors, including: genetics, ageing, exposure to noise, some infections, birth complications, trauma to the ear, and certain medications or toxins.
I am speaking about children who have substantial special needs.
They may be diagnosed with complex disorders such as Autism, Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette’s, or Mental Retardation.
Courage Center has a sports and rec department with many programs for youth as well as adults.
Many of their programs give not only the youth the opportunity to connect with other youth with disabilities but families connect while watching their kid participate.
Labels abound, some of them distasteful, some inaccurate, some just in vogue, others useful to understanding and planning.Each of these disorders has books, websites, and national organizations devoted to them.Parents often know more about the specific disorder than any individual professional involved in treating the child because they devote hours to researching out all available information.Our family support chat room covers a range of topics - you can chat with other parents, get emotional support during pregnancy, or discuss issues you're having with your own parents, siblings or other problems with relatives.In our family support room, we have regular group support sessions where we discuss how to handle family stress.All are challenging to identify reliably, and even more challenging to treat effectively.