You Can Survive!

by Margery Villetas on June 6, 2008

A child may not always manifest the signs of being a special child at an early age. Some parents discover the status of their child at a latter stage, sometimes while the child has grown and is in his or her puberty stage. In cases such as this, how does the teen deal with his or her situation? And how does he or she learn to accept the shift from the normal education system to the special education system? Special education are basically defined as instructions that are modified to fit the needs of special students. Special education is not exclusive to those who have mental health problems and learning differences alone. Rather, it is also offered to those who have physical disabilities. A teen can deal with his or her special needs in a number of ways.

First, the teen should realize that there are many schools that offer programs and services to special teens. Unlike before, when having special needs seemed like something that should be hidden and ashamed of, now, there is more acceptance for these people. Further, family support is also something that the teen should learn to value. Aside from this, meeting other teens who are in the same situation could also help. It is always comforting to talk to someone who can relate well to your experiences.

A normal life for a teen who has special needs is not impossible. A teen should come to terms with his or her difficulties with and without the help of other people. Independence is something that should be imbibed in order to attain a certain sense of pride in knowing that indeed, you can make it.

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