Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Military Families Face Legal Inequities

By Jeremy Hilton I am a Navy veteran and spouse to an active duty Air Force member. After our daughter, Kate, was born with a number of significant disabilities, I resigned my commission to be a stay-at-home dad. This year I was honored as Military Spouse of the Year for my advocacy on behalf of […]

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Posted: September 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

The Emotional Journey of Families with Special Needs

By John Chimarusti, Ph.D, LMSW During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a concept that was commonly referred to as “chronic sorrow” for parents who had children with special needs. Psychologists believed that most families went through seven stages of grieving: shock, confusion, anger/guilt, hope, depression, understanding and acceptance. It was thought that parents experienced […]

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Posted: September 14th, 2012 | No Comments »