WelcomeThis website signposts to emotional support for parents and carers of children with special needs. Many parents of disabled children or children with special needs face additional associated challenges in practical, physical and emotional terms. Sometimes when life doesn't follow an expected, mainstream, non-disabled path it can make you feel isolated and like you're the only one going through certain emotions and experiences.
The aim of these pages is to provide a virtual home for parents and carers to realise you are not alone. There are many other families also going through similar experiences and feeling similar complex emotions. Some of the thoughts and experiences of other families are included under words of wisdom.
To complete the survey on the emotional impact of parenting a disabled child and share your recommendations and experiences with other parents, please click here. Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey, it is very moving that you are willing to share this with others in a similar situation.
Survey - please share your views
There is information on relevant UK organisations and private practitioners (counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists) who can provide further emotional support if necessary.
This website is managed by Joanna Griffin, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and mother to a disabled son.
I provide clinical supervision to other counsellors, therapists and psychologists. Further details here.