Life coaching has been around for a long time. A Special Needs Life Coach has been specifically trained to support families who have a family member with special needs and the individual with special needs as well. A Special Needs Life Coach functions as an extension of the family as many families simply cannot do the work alone. The coach and the family decide what role the coach will play in the partnership. A Special Needs Life Coach is dedicated to improving life quality for persons with special needs and developmental disabilities and their families.
One thing to remember is that a Special Needs Life Coach is not a therapist, teacher or counselor. The involvement with a family is usually specific in nature and designed to meet a particular goal and action plan. A Special Needs Life Coach can assist with research, problem solving, connect the family with resources and create and facilitate a Circle of Support.
How You and Your Family Will Benefit From Working With A Certified Special Needs Life Coach
When we became parents, we didn’t receive a user manual with that beautiful little bundle of joy in our arms. We certainly didn’t receive a “How to Live Your Life and Raise Your Child with Special Needs” manual either when we received this news.
Many times this can be overwhelming. Most of us did not imagine becoming a parent and being directly responsible for our child for theirs and our entire life. Many of us like to think we can do this by ourselves and that people will think less of us if we ask for help. Asking for help is a sign of strength.
You may not be clear about why you want to have a Special Needs Life Coach, you just know you need help. Your Special Needs Life Coach will help you gain clarity about why you want help.
If you want to form a partnership with someone who is an extension of your family, someone who inspires you and enriches your life, someone who can do the “digging” for you; then working with a Special Needs Life Coach will be a positive experience for you.
Does Any Of This Sound Familiar?
Do you crave simplicity?
Do you feel overwhelmed with what step to take next?
Are you stressed out all the time?
Do you feel you, your family or your family member with special needs has untapped potential?
Do you feel inadequate when at doctor’s appointments or in IEP meetings?
Do you have an overflowing to do list of items to look into or research?
Is your greatest worry and fear what will happen to your child when you are no longer here?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, a Special Needs Life Coach can help. Find one that suits your personality and style. If that seems like me, you can learn more here or contact me here.