As a Writer, I want to identify and define some of those challenges and clearly relate them to the reader.... so here is my plan. I will research and investigate, I will pull information from the many resources available to me as a clinical manager of pediatric special needs kids, and I will ask questions.....
But, who do I ask? Do I get the information from the professionals who have book smarts, clinical experience, and an objective view of how things should be for these kids? Do I find parents willing to share their stories so I can understand? How about I ask some of the kids what it is like to be thought of as special or different?
The more I want to help these kids and these parents, the more I realize I still need to learn. But most importantly, I have discovered that there is a need for more information for
- family members
So I will start on my journey of discovery. If anyone has information they would like to share with me, please feel free to help me to understand what parents need, what these kids need, what can be done to make life a little better. As a nurse, I want to do something to make a difference....anyone have thoughts on where to begin besides turning our heads the other way and pretending special needs kids don' t need us.