Even the least cynical person on the planet would have a tough time with this situation.
This isn’t a milestone that works in the form of a soundbite. It requires a backstory and explanation, but it’s truly a major achievement.
So what should you say? Well, to me there was only one statement that always fits…
The help you turn away today could be the exact resource they might need tomorrow.
Whether someone can respond in the traditional sense or not, it doesn’t affect the vital role that the people who love them play in their lives.
The scariest thing about being a newly diagnosed special needs parent is that you’re a newly diagnosed special needs parent.