Living with a differently abled child can have profound effects on the entire family–parents, siblings, and extended family members. For families, caring for a disabled family member may increase stress, take a toll on mental and physical health, make it difficult to find appropriate and affordable child care, and affect decisions about work, education/training, having additional children, and relying on public support. It may be associated with guilt, blame, or reduced self-esteem. It may divert attention from other aspects of family functioning. The out-of-pocket costs of medical care and other services may be enormous. All of these potential effects could have repercussions for the quality of the relationship between family members, their living arrangements, and future relationships and family structure.
At NIARC, we support the families of the children by;
Educating the family regarding the disease and its management options
Training the caretakers on Home Based Programs for the Child
Family support & Empowerment programs
Addressing the physical and mental health of the care takers
Awareness & Support regarding Social Welfare Schemes, Disability Certification, Disability Act