Hudson Valley Parent

HVP July 2019

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Page 20 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 intentioned, but as Melissa-Lynn explains, "You can't choose a special needs journey nor does being on one make you 'special'." "We are all on our own journey and our children come out better when they see parents raising each other up, and kiddos being taught that differently-abled is ok." 6. My son's diagnosis is just part of him When her son was first getting his diagnosis, Jessica from Middletown noticed the people closest to her seemed to have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that there was something else there. She recalls, "We'd hear 'but he's so sweet', 'but he's so smart', 'but he's so perfect', etc. That's when I realized the power and importance of the word and. My guy is sweet and smart and perfect and has Apraxia." Our children's diagnosis shouldn't be the only thing you see, but it is still a part of them and their daily lives. Be open to communication about it. Ask questions. Learn about what the diagnosis means for that family. Learn about how to form a better relationship with the parents and child by becoming informed, more open, and more understanding. Rielly is a part-time writer and full-time mama to an adorable toddler with autism. Rielly Grey reminds people that her son's diagnosis is just a part of him. She wants people to see everything he is capable of. Plan your SUMMER FUN TRIPS with us! PLAN YOUR TRIP Find things to do and places to go Add food & other stops - Map it and go! From daytrips to weekend jaunts... we can help! MY family

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