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•Every bride wants her wedding day to be the perfect day, the day that she's dreamed of since she was a little girl. Brides with disabilities are no different. Although a bride with a disability may worry about how her wheelchair will fit into her perfect day, she need not have those worries. With just a little creativity and imagination, her wedding day can be just as spectacular as she has always imagined. Here are wedding planning ideas for special needs couples and their guests.

• Quality Relationships consists of five components: 1. family interaction - relationships among family members, 2. parenting - activities that adult family members do to help children grow and develop, 3. emotional well-being - the aspects of family life that address the emotional needs of family, 4. physical/material well being - the aspects that address the physical needs of family members, and 5. supports for family members with a disability.

•Coping with stress for parents with children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities had very elevated scores on the Parenting Stress Index, signifying that they perceived far more stress in their role than did parents of children without disabilities.

• No child who has experienced trauma is going to heal and learn to use different ways of coping without first feeling secure. The importance of environmental interventions is essential, in terms of providing the stable and safe place from which therapeutic work can be undertaken.

•Home safe for your special-needs child - Just as with any child, it’s important to make your home as safe as possible for your special-needs son or daughter. Not only do we have to make sure that the house is safe and secure, but we also need to find as many ways as possible to make their lives easier as well as the environment safer. So, here’s the lowdown on the best aids on the market at the moment, for making life safer, easier and more comfortable for your child.

• Home is more than a place where we eat and sleep; it is the place where we learn what matters most. If all we do in Relationships is manage groceries and sleeping space, we have missed the great opportunities to teach the great lessons about being human.

Moving your family with special needs to another home can be a daunting task; there are so many things to think about that even the most organized person can have a hard time when it comes to packing, hauling, getting everything ready at the new place, and settling in. Having a special needs child means you may have a different set of challenges and preparations, so it’s important to sit down, make a list, and talk with your family about the entire process to make the transition a bit easier.

• As health care reform comes to pass, there is a building momentum towards keeping patients in their homes whenever possible. Home care is quickly becoming an integral part of the care continuum.

• Clearly, one way to create a loving family is to be a loving parent yourself. This article offers other ways to create and sustain a loving family.

•Communication is an effective tool and an effective means to develop and maintain a strong relationship with your child and a loving family atmosphere.

• With 20 million plus families in the United States parenting a disabled child or a child with special needs, more children with such challenges are being mainstreamed into America's public schools.

• When people think of home security, they often think of expensive security systems. While that is certainly an option, there are measures you can take that don't cost anything.

•Achieve your dreams - We all need our dreams and our hope for a better life. My greatest wish for you is that you will realize some of your fondest dreams in your lifetime.

•Grandparenting and playing with the grandkids. Whatever it is that you're playing, there are two things you have to take seriously: being together, and the sheer fun of it all.

• In the United States alone, more than 110,000 families with special needs are waiting for permanent homes. Traditionally, special needs children have been considered harder for child adoption, but experience has shown that many families with special needs can be placed successfully with families who want them.

• The Internet is filled with websites that are neither family-friendly nor suitable for viewing by children. You can avoid these websites by using our family safe search for family friendly and child safe Internet searches.

•The Internet has become a gathering place for the international special needs population. Whether you are interesting in meeting, sharing, dating, support or just be heard, it is a place for people of all nationalities, backgrounds, disabilities, and life-challenges to meet. Here is relationships guidance for people with disabilities.

• Developing a family tree or researching family history can be an educational, fun and rewarding experience. Here's how to start and resources to search.

•Accessible home design and modifications. Accidents happen and you could find yourself using a wheelchair or walker. As we mature and grow older, getting around our home becomes more difficult.Your home can become more accessible with home modifications.

• Here are several true, refreshing, uplifting , and inspirational stories of families with special needs and children with disabilities. We invite you to contribute the story of your family as well.

• Here are the steps to bring your family finances under control: take the time to work on and follow faithfully a family budget; eliminate wasteful spending, evaluate purchases and save money on what you buy, get out of debt methodically, and start a systematic investing program.

•Divorce and children with disabilities - If your marriage cannot be saved, there is still a good chance that you can negotiate a divorce that is fair to both of you without an angry and destructive battle.

•Support groups are made up of people with common interests and experiences. People who have been through, or are going through, a similar circumstance can do more than sympathize with you — they can relate to what you are going through and keep you from feeling like you are alone.

• For too long, people with disabilities had been told that having families of our own was not an option. The truth is, though, that there have always been parents with disabilities, and as our society evolves, more and more of us will have access to that opportunity.

• Giving care to a disabled or special needs family member can bring stress into a family. It changes the family system and roles. It changes family relationships and how each family member relates to all other family members.

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