A couple of weeks ago, Sara Pot asked me whether we might start some sort of online discussion group for parents of children with disabilities. Sara and her husband Ralph have four children, two of whom "are following a unique course of development and growth - often referred to as global developmental delay. There is no name for our two younger girls' condition, but they are similar to each other."
In explaining her idea, she wrote, " It is more obvious than ever the importance of developing a virtual community for parents like us. In our immediate community, there is a children's treatment centre, and there is the promise of parent support from our church, friends, and family. Yet, we would love to experience and share with other CRC parents of children with special needs in Canada/US. Maybe there's another family out there like us -with two kids that have no known diagnosis. We don't fit into the Autism or Down Syndrome groups; we are part of a misfits club. Certainly, we are connecting with others in our local community, but we miss connecting with others who share a similar faith story."
What do you think? Would you like to connect with other parents who share a similar faith story? Sara began a discussion on our forum page, but only a couple people responded yet. I hope you'll post a comment on the forum too, especially if you are raising a child who has a disability.