Let me be honest with you. You are not wrong to worry about what will become of your son or daughter with a disability.
People with disabilities are not seen as very valuable in our society. Opportunities that most people can take for granted are not automatically available. You have probably already been told to lower your expectations about what is possible for your child. And when you have low expectations for someone it is unlikely that they will overcome barriers and exceed your expectations.
So… what now? You need three things.
First, you need to have a clear vision of your child’s life now and in the future. According to Darcy Elks, vision can act like:
A north star
The north star keeps you focused on your destination.
A telescope helps you achieve clarity and focus on things that are far away.
A compass helps you get back on the right path when you get lost or stray off course.
An anchor keeps you steady when storms threaten to blow you off course.
Second, you need to take consistent action over time. Action that helps you achieve your vision.
Third, you need to surround yourself with people who share your vision and can help you, support you and keep you moving in the right direction.
We can help.
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After that you can look forward to our courses that will help walk you through the steps of developing a vision and introduce you to other parents who are looking for the good things in life. While you wait you can download a helpful resource called, “Find your people. Define your vision. A guide to get you started.”
You can do this. Good Things in Life is here to help.