From therapists, to teachers, to friends and family, I cannot list all the people that have come together to help my son succeed. Some of the people in my son's life are professionals, trained to help him in ways I never knew existed. Others are fellow parents who are there for me with a cup of coffee and a sympathetic ear.
The best advice I have for anyone raising or working with a child with special needs is to build a team. If possible, build a team with advisors, cheerleaders, people willing to put in time and effort. Even though I pride myself on being fiercely independent, I have come to accept that when people work together so much more can happen.
Rachel H is leading a team to help put together the end of year ceremonies at her kids' elementary school. Delegation is her word of the week.