Parenting rollercoaster

A special needs child in the family

2nd July, 2011

While the vast majority of children sail through childhood without any significant problems, a sizeable minority have special needs.

These needs can take a variety of forms. They could be a well-recognised condition such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, or a little-known condition.

The extent and severity of the special needs will also vary, and the initial diagnosis of special needs may be made at birth or may happen at any stage during their...

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