I was just curious how you plan for your child's future. Do you have a plan for if something happens to you when your child is grown? Is your child ever going to be able to live on their own. Now obviously I am not talking about all special needs children. But some people are just never able to live on their own. I was just curious as to how you cope and plan. Also if you have a special needs child does one parent stay home with that child? How hard is it to find daycare solutions? babysitters? Is it harder to trust someone with your special needs child?
Again...I am just curious. I don't have a special needs child but I do have friends that have them. Most of them have a parent who stays home. One couple I know has a boy who is 10 and Autistic. They have not been out on a date alone since he was diagnosed.
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:51 AM on Jun. 15, 2011
My son is considered special needs but is not as affected as other special needs children. He is 6 and I tried to workbut after getting kicked out of daycare after daycare, because people don't understand his uniqueness", I have just about given up. I did finally find a job that allows me to work around my son's school schedule and let's me go to his school when needed, but I make very little. Honestly, it's a catch 22. If I work, then I could afford to pay for some of his therapy and for tutoring. But since I have a hard time finding a decent paying job that would allow me to take him to this appointments or to work around his schedule, we can't afford it. Our old insurance did cover these things, but my husband's company changed insurance providers and the new providers are refusing to cover these services. He was making great progress and now I feel like we are back were we started.
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