Valley Special People
Valley Special People is a community resource site established by someone who loves and cares for a disabled child. My son was diagnosed Down syndrome 21 weeks into my pregnancy. The news of his diagnosis was both overwhelming and scary. My husband and I did lots of research (via internet), and sought assistance from specialists. We were provided with a lot of information that led us to believe that our child’s future was dismal. Eventually, my husband and I looked into local resources, and were referred to local support group, Sharing Down syndrome.
We attended a meeting, and instantly connected with some awesome people who had several things in common with us. They were also willing to embrace us…which is just what we needed. We later attended monthly support group meetings, and became involved with regular events/gatherings. We o continue to have a relationship with the support group families. The support group families often connect, and share. The advice, referrals, and support are priceless.
You are probably wondering why one would start a community resource site, if they are doing just fine. The reason we decided to launch a “Special Needs” resource is simply because there is really nothing available locally that addresses all aspects of “Special Needs”. Yes, you have individual sites dedicated to each respective diagnosis /disability. However, there is nothing available locally that provides support, resources, and insight for everyone involved with the care of a “Special Needs” child.
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