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TTASN 3: What They Don’t Realize, Part 1

For a Special Needs Family, there are certain things that you face on an ongoing basis that others don’t realize.

No matter how much other people care and support your family, there are ultimately going to be some things that they just can’t fully understand until they’ve actually been there.

In this episode, we talk about some of the things we’ve experienced that we had never even thought about before having Hunter. Things like:

  • Getting babysitters
  • Affect on available time for other commitments
  • Sleepless nights
  • Dealing with seizures
  • The physical burden
  • The positive side of having a non-verbal, immobile child (no talking back or disobeying)!

Next week, we’ll talk even more about some of the things other families don’t realize. In the meantime…

You have a story, too!

Do you have things you would add to or change about this list? Did you find anything we talked about surprising or informative?

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