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Reading another parents' story about their children and family can be very helpful. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, sometimes we rejoice, sometimes we want to roll up our sleeves and help--but when we do it together the load seems lighter for all of us.  

 

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Transition-Parent Perspective

As a parent of a 23-year-old who graduated last year, I can attest that transition is as difficult for the parent as it is for the student. Looking back over the years leading to my child's transition, these are some of the things I remember: IEP meetings that caused my unseen knees to shake while sitting across the table from people who knew "best" for my child who they only saw a few hours a day while I had a lifetime of knowledge; Being addressed as "Mom" at IEP meetings by professionals my own age;

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starA Grandmother's Love

While my granddaughter was being delivered she stopped breathing, and the oxygen was cut off to her brain for a number of minutes, ultimately causing her to have Cerebral Palsy. As a parent, I remember feeling helpless. How could I possibly help them with something that I had no experience with or knowledge about?

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that gives voice to the joys and challenges
of parenting children with disabilities.