Why Parent Empowerment & Support is Important?
Parents are critical stakeholders in the child’s life; if provided access to the right information and support, they can create a nurturing environment at home for children with MDVI to ensure they achieve their full potential and live with dignity and confidence.
Challenges Parents Face Coping
With Children with MDVI:
Lack of Knowledge
Parents often do not understand MDVI and the impact of one disability on another, which means their child needs various therapists. As a result they shuffle between professionals trying to find answers.
Lack of Skills
They also do not know how to help their child in their development. They cannot manage their behavior and do not have the necessary skills to teach them basic things at home.
Tapping into Government Schemes
Many parents do not know how to access existing Government Schemes and Concessions to support their child (ie UDID card) and therefore miss out on vital support.
Emotional & Financial Stress
Parents face a lot of emotional stress, frustration and fatigue when they have a child with MDVI, particularly when they cannot afford the necessary support for their child and do not know where to turn.