Find counseling services and help.
Life changes at a stroke when parents learn that their child is born with a disability. It is no different for parents who receive the diagnosis that their child is not developing according to age or is chronically ill. After the initial shock, many questions arise. In this situation, empathetic counseling is especially important. Parents in North Rhine-Westphalia should know who they can turn to and where they can get the best possible support. Here on the Familienportal.NRW we have compiled the most important points of contact for you.
In order to master the many challenges of life with a disabled child, special help and support is needed from fellow human beings and professionals. There are numerous counseling centers in Germany for everything to do with family and parenting. Many have a focus on life with disabled children. You will also find facilities in your area that point the way to help and support. Do not be afraid to accept help. The first step is a consultation. A search on the Internet offers initial information, but above all addresses and contacts to specialized agencies.