ERIC Number: EJ822299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Raising a Child with Special Needs
Neff, John M.
Exceptional Parent, v38 n12 p22-23 Dec 2008
Families are often taken by complete surprise when they learn that they have or will have a child with special healthcare needs. Such occurrences, for the most part, are neither preventable nor expected. Immediately, the family is faced with major changes in their lives, their finances, and the long-term expectations of their child. In this article, the author offers several steps that families can take to meet the challenges of raising a child with special needs.
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Child Rearing, Access to Health Care, Child Health, Parent Responsibility, Planning, Family Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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