When you are a parent of a special needs child, it is hard to imagine anyone else being able to provide the same level of care, love and attention to your son or daughter. However, a day could come when you and the other parent of your child are no longer able to fulfill your caretaking responsibilities.
As a parent of a child with special needs it is difficult to know how much independence to give. As they approach adulthood teens push to make their own decisions. Although you might want to give them their space, a guiding hand can be necessary especially when it comes to keeping them healthy.