As a family/guardian of an individual with special needs or developmental disabilities, you must be asking yourself, “What can I do to help them?” Apart from getting them the support and health care services that they need, here are some other things that you can do as well:
Acceptance. Finding out that your loved one suffers from a developmental disorder, a mental disorder, or some other disability is not always easy. Remind yourself that it is a part of who they are and that your acceptance is important.
Educate Yourself about Their Condition. It is vital that you educate yourself about your loved one’s condition. Understanding their condition allows you to make the best possible decisions when it comes to their care.
Remove or Lessen Their Exposure To Triggers. “Triggers” are situations or events that can aggravate your loved one’s condition. For example, if the individual has epilepsy, some common triggers include stress and flashing lights or patterns. Knowing the common triggers for the person’s condition will allow you to lessen their exposure to it, or completely remove the triggering item or situation.
If you need professional assistance, reach out to Global Hands Inc. by calling 240-264-0769.