Where parents can be real, refreshed, and supported in faith as we raise kids with special needs. Whether you’re caring for a child with physical, mental, behavioral or emotional challenges – we’re glad you’re here!
Not Alone might be for you if:
- You speak in acronyms GFCFSF, ASD, SPD, IEP, LRE, FAPE, ABA, ADOS, DAN, PDD-NOS, PT, OT, SLP.
- You’ve read enough books on your child’s diagnosis that you could practically be a doctor yourself.
- You stop going to experts for help and realize you ARE the expert.
- You consider an IEP meeting a date out with your spouse!
- You can whip up an amazing dinner free of gluten, dairy, and a whole host of other allergens.
- Your best friends in the world – the people who support you without question – are on Twitter and Facebook.
The reality is that a child with special needs may make it very tough for families to engage in ordinary activities, from Thanksgiving with the grandparents to soccer with the community. What’s more, parents may feel that their friends and family are uncomfortable with their child, critical of their parenting, or simply clueless about what it means to raise a child with a developmental and/or physical challenge.
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Not Alone is written by parents of children with special needs…for parents of children with special needs. They represent parents of children with a variety of special needs…autism, asperger, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, adult-aged children, adopted children w/special needs, medically fragile, and more. Here’s a sampling of some of our posts:
Knowing that you’re Not Alone on this journey is vitally important. We all need people who will cheer us on, pray for us, and steer us in the right direction when we feel like we’re going off track. One of the benefits of sharing life together with other parents is that no matter what age your child or children are, and no matter what issue you’re facing at the moment, chances are someone else has been there.
More than anything, Not Alone is about relationships – with God and each other.
We realize that parents of children with special needs are in many different places in their journeys of faith. All of you are welcome.
Our relationship with Jesus is the heart of who we are and all we do. Our relationship with God keeps growing all of our lives and we hope that we can be apart of that journey for you…this is our heart and prayer for all of us.
We know what it’s like to have troubles. We know what it’s like to mess up…but we can always come back to Him again and simply say,
“Lord, please forgive me and help me this day.”
If you’ve just started a relationship with God for the first time or reconnected with Him, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail at: