A personal message from the author:

In this book, How to Cope: Parenting a Child with Special Needs, the focus is a little different. It’s written just for YOU—to inform, guide, teach, encourage, inspire, empathize with, and comfort you, as new or experienced parent(s), caregiver(s), or just supportive friend(s). Although your child’s disability will be addressed (because both are related), it’s all about you, underpinned by two clear messages:
1) You are not alone.
2) You will be FINE! It won’t be easy, but you will get through this.

— Christine E. Staple Ebanks 

If you are a parent relative or other caregiver with the responsibility of the care of a child with a disability or special needs, you are not alone! There is a world-wide “village Community” to inform, guide, inspire and encourage you on your journey. This book brings it all together for you. The Author’s, as well as others', “lived experience” of being the parent of a child with a disability or special need, bolstered by a rich cache of research, professional expertise, useful tools, and other powerful resources. Altogether, you will be enabled to accept and embrace the “gift” that is your child, focus on your child’s ability and not his/her disability, and in the process assert the right to, and advocate for “quality of life” for all.

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