Written by: Chuck Soder from Joubert Syndrome & Related Disorders Foundation
James Leach has a line he uses whenever someone tells him that his son doesn’t look like he has Down’s Syndrome.
“Ah, it’s his off day,” Leach said with a laugh.
He and three other special needs parents discussed how to handle awkward situations like those and other challenges related to special needs parenting during a July 25 webinar hosted by Shield HealthCare, a medical supplies company serving caregivers and people living with medical conditions.
Though parenting was the topic, much of the conversation focused on how to survive being a special needs parent – a topic we Joubert Syndrome parents can always use to learn more about!
Read the full blog below to see the advice from the panelists – Alethea Mshar, Dr. Liz Matheis, Jamie Sumner and James Leach.
You can watch the hour-long webinar for free on Shield HealthCare’s website: www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/grow/2018/06/25/parenting-a-child-with-special-needs-roundtable-webinar/
Dr. Liz Matheis
Dr Liz Matheis and her team specialize in assisting children and their families with Anxiety, Autism, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Struggles