Parents need all the support they can find concerning children with a spinal cord injury (SCI). This summer, FacingDisability.com gave parents one more way to find it by placing some important resources behind the eyes of readers of Exceptional Parent Magazine.
In the article written by Stephanie Lollino, executive producer of FacingDisability, readers find very specific resources on topics such as, first days after injury, coping with new feelings, the future of a child’s education and job and even touches on marriage and family. The advice of Sarah Klass MSW, and director of spinal cord injury service at Shriners Children’s Hospital in Chicago, is highlighted in the article.
“I think that there’s a lot of hope for parents, “Klass tells readers. “…to know if their child does sustain an injury, they will have a high quality of life, and can do so many things in the world that they always had hoped they could do.”
The creative leader of FacingDisability.com and president of The Hill Foundation, Thea Flaum says, children with SCI are just as resilient and capable as able-bodied kids that sustain injuries. “They need extra encouragement from everybody in their lives – including teachers, doctors and caregivers. They can grow up to lead full and successful lives.”
There are several informational pediatric videos on FacingDisability.com that highlight specific questions covering topics parents have when raising or caregiving a child with SCI.
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Good post. I will be dealing with some of these issues