This is the first book of its kind in India, which sets a direct tone with parents of children with special needs and guides them such that can relieve them of their anxiety.
Particularly in a country that has no appropriate mechanism to guide such parents away from fear and anxiety; so compounded by each passing day that more often than not the domestic clutter that follows begins to take its toll on almost everything else – their personal life and health, their social life, their sense of security; both for them and their child, attention towards the second child, personal and family mobility, and participation in family or community oriented gatherings. Then, as if it was not enough, there are these volley of questions from a society which is grossly ill-informed about problems faced by this population group.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. You only need to be the parent of a special child or a well-wisher of such a parent to understand the anguish and pain. The pain is immense, and if not handled well, it can turn into a ticking time bomb of grief, sinking both parents into an abysmal state of emotional upheaval. This, in no case, should happen – as you are not alone.
Out there in this small world, there are 93 million plus children who have special needs. But, they have special parents, too. Special because destiny very well knows the resilience of a parent in whose lap such a child it brings. Affirmative attitude and patience are the keys to bringing up and caring for such children. If you as a parent wouldn't, who would? You have a greater responsibility to shoulder than an average parent.
Issues related to such children need to be discussed openly; both among their parents and society at large to find ways and means of providing them with better and effective care while sensitising the society about its responsibility towards children with special needs.
1: They Discovered Their Ability in Their Disability
2: What is a Disability?
3: Understanding the Developmental Changes of Your Child
4: Types of Disabilities
5: How Much Should You Worry or Should You Worry at All?
6: How to Boost Your Child's Confidence and Self-esteem?
7: Choosing the Right Toys and Indoor/Outdoor Activities
8: Common Barriers of Disability
9: Can Your Child Go to School?
10: Resources that You Can Use
Annexure 1: The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
Annexure 2: The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
Annexure 3: The National Trust Act, 1999
Annexure 4: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol