Coping with the Challenges
Whether you yourself are coping with your own mental or physical functioning challenges, or you have a Special Needs person in your life who is challenged, it can be exhausting, requiring resourcefulness in locating ways to recharge in order to meet the demands of life without becoming completely depleted.
Life can be overwhelming, and a shift in dreams, plans and perspective is often necessary in order to manage emotionally.
The struggle to keep up or to fit in can take its toll, leaving you with the need to find connections with others who are going through similar difficulties, so that you can share strategies for overcoming the trials, and somehow find an underlying sense of peace along the way.
Links and Resources on Mental or Physical Functioning Challenges
Strategies and techniques for overcoming the challenges associated with many stresses are found throughout the many articles that are categorized on the left side of the page under "Categories," and can also be located under the "Tags" heading (click on any word in the tag cloud for a list of articles that may be relevant to you).
Additionally, links and resources outside of this site are listed below, which you may find helpful:
- Global Developmental Delay at www.kidsgrowth.com
- Down’s Syndrome at www.kidshealth.org
- The Canadian Down Syndrome Society
- Easter Seals: Helping Kids with Physical Disabilities Succeed
- Literacy for Independent Living (LIL) – Learning Resources for Adults Living with Disabilities
University of Massachusetts Medical CenterCenter for Mindfulness419 Belmont Ave. 2nd floor
Mindfulness Meditation Practice CDs and Tapes
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.,P.O. Box 547
Book: Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., available at Amazon.ca, Publisher: Delta (May 1 1990); ISBN-10: 0385303122; ISBN-13: 978-0385303125
- Canadian Dyslexia Association
- Dyslexia Resources Canada
- (more links and resources to come)