Parenting Special Needs Children with a Chronic Disorder

Today I am honored to share The Challenges and Blessings of Parenting Special Needs Children with a Chronic Disorder on Beautiful in His Time as part of the 31 Days of Supporting the Special Needs Family. I share how parenting special needs children when you have a chronic disorder can be challenging, but I also share how it can be a blessing as well! The 31 Days of Supporting the Special Needs Family is an amazing and beautiful series, and I hope you will not only check out my post today but also the whole series.

Challenges and Blessings

Be sure to read the story behind the series. This series is blessing to not only special needs families but their friends and families as well as it creates a bridge that sometimes we may feel isn’t there. If you have a special needs family and sometimes feel isolated or like you can’t connect, this is a great series for encouragement and sharing with others to help give them insight into what life looks like for special needs families.

If you know a special needs family but aren’t sure how to reach out or support them, this is a great series to help answer those questions and get a deeper look into the lives of families with many different special needs.

This series has been a blessing for me to read as well, and I pray it blesses you, too, as well as those with whom you share it! Check out the 31 Days of Supporting the Special Needs Family.


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  1. How wonderful to know that such a great resource exists for special-needs families! I am grateful to know about it and will certainly recommend it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It is a wonderful resource for families that have special-needs. I don’t quite know if my daughter fits into that or not. My Grandson has Asperger’s which is supposed to be the highest functioning form of autism. With her recent move, she has yet to find a doctor who will definitely say yes that’s what his problem is. She had a very good doctor when she was living on Fort Knox! However, now he is not on medication and she says that he is horrible! He has lost weight because he just doesn’t want to eat anything anymore. He hits his 1 1/2 year old sister all the time and throws what my daughter refers to as “melt downs” more often now. Since the move, my little granddaughter has now developed a skin problem which she is trying to get diagnosed. Everytime I speak with her on the phone, you can hear the kids in the background, one yelling and one crying and to tell you the truth, I don’t know if I could handle it myself like my daughter does! Her husband is gone a lot of the time because he’s in training to be an Army Ranger. Anyway, This is an excellent resource and I honestly have so much respect for the families who are special needs families! Thanks so much for sharing this information! Michele 🙂
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    • *Hugs* to your daughter. I have been there. It took a while to get a correct diagnosis for our oldest son (high functioning on the Autism Spectrum), and he would have violent melt downs, and I often worried for our daughter who was just a baby when it started (he was a toddler at the time). We had to request an EFMP move from a 2-story house on post to a 1-story house because I physically couldn’t get him to a “safe place” so nobody would get hurt because I couldn’t go up and down the stairs with my pain. He has come a LONG way with therapy, and I pray your daughter gets answers and the treatment he needs!
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  3. It is a great resource for families that have special-needs. Thanks for sharing so much.

  4. Thank you for this I think its normal to feel like you can’t connect. Lets face it we’re different. Thanks for the insight.

  5. Jennifer Heintz says

    I am sorry that I stumbled on to this post a little late. I think I am aware of the challenge and blessings of parenting a special needs child, but this is just from observation as a relative. And those parents are challenged, but there is a plan for those blessed children.

  6. Bertha Wilson says

    I’m glad I found your blog post just now, my nephew is a special needs child and I think The 31 Days of Supporting the Special Needs Family series would help us tremendously.

  7. My adult daughter has special needs and at almost 30 years old, I still support her and have to do many things for her. I finally got her a great case manager assigned after waiting over 5 years. As I am disabled, having someone else to assist her in many of her daily functioning will relieve a lot of stress off of me. I went to college for 5 years to get the training I would need to assist my daughter through life and it certainly has helped me all along the way. Thank you for the information in this post.

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