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Special Parents Confidential 07 One Parent’s Journey

Special Parents Confidential 07 One Parent’s Journey

One Parent's Journey
Parents of special needs children spend most of their time dealing with the present. We tend to think mostly about what our children are doing right now, tomorrow, and maybe next week. If we think of the future, it's mostly along the lines of, "what is school going to be like for our child next year?" Rarely do we ever consider what our children's lives will be like ten years from now, fifteen, twenty, beyond.  Perhaps because the reality of special needs children is that so much needs to be taken care of in the present, the future can be hard to visualize.
Predicting the future is, of course, impossible, but sometimes it can be helpful to hear from parents who have older children. Those of us whose children have made it into adulthood and are transitioning from schools to colleges, and even into careers. In many cases these parents have not only seen their children's lives change, but have had their own lives changed in ways they never expected.
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