You didn't plan to have a child with a disability, but now that you've received the news, it's time to spring to action. Children with disabilities need more care than non-disabled children. In some cases, having a disabled child changes the entire shape of your life.
Navigating emotions when your child has a disability
It's normal to feel grief, anger, and guilt when discovering your child's disability. Don't beat yourself up for your response. Learning your child has a disability is a shock for most parents, and intense emotions are expected. However, it's important to let go of guilt and instead focus on being there for your child. If you need help working through your feelings, talk to a therapist and join a parent's group for support and advice as you start this unplanned journey.