Being a parent can be both
gratifying and challenging, especially to parents of children with
disabilities. The time and expense it takes to raise and care a child is
aggravated when a child has suffer from physical or mental condition that
limits his or her movements, senses or activities. Children with disability may
demands parents to have additional time and expense to provide independent
living and rehabilitation services like cognitive and behavior therapy. The difficulty of having a child with
disability can affect parents and cause relationship stress.
The news that a child has the
possibility of being at risk from developmental disability is often among the
most terrifying information that parents will acquire. It is a distressing
situation to a family. The response of the parents to the diagnosis of the
child may differ widely depending on a range of factor such as: how parents
handle challenging situations, solidity of the marital relationship, the
parents’ expectations, social class and so on. Recurrent responses are embarrassment,
sorrow, rage and disbelief.