I Have a Child With Special Needs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Briinx Briinx
    31-35, F
    Jan 1, 2014

    Four-year-old Son Has Spina Bifida

    He was born with it, so we've had lots of time to process this and do research.  But I get worried.  I'm almost forty and occasionally have back problems.  He weighs 35 pounds now.  I have to lift him out of bed, into a high chair, into and out of the bathtub...
    stephanie9557 stephanie9557
    36-40, F
    Sep 1, 2010

    17...dancing Queen

    She is 17,  loves the Jonas Brothers, Starbucks Chai, know exactly what she wants to wear & challenges me daily.  She is equally at home in the middle of the woods on a old tarp, and in the middle of Toronto watching Rock of Ages.   She is addicted to Glee...
    allboutlove allboutlove
    1 Response Jun 18, 2010

    "in The Closet" About Autism

    The other day I was at a kid's birthday party.  I saw a boy across the table that appeared to be autistic.  He was about 5 and displaying sensory issues as well as avoiding eye contact and repeating rehearsed phrases.  I never like to make assumptions though.  Later in the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 22, 2012

    Such Great Luck

    My oldest son Jack, who is 3, was born with a rare chromosomal deletion (5q11.2-q13.2). He is one of 5 children in the world reported with what is called 5q12.1 Deletion Syndrome. All of the children have similar features which include ocular anomalies (estropia, nystagmus...
    Abby318 Abby318
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 2012

    Both of my daughters

    who are 10 and 6 have autism. It's challenging but very rewarding raising special needs kids.
    diaperedmommy2 diaperedmommy2
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015
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