camp helped me find respite

I love camp, I know I have written on this topic in the past but I think its an important one.  I feel it important for parents and families to take times of respite. But how?

I only know things that I have either heard of or participated in but I know that they all offer respite for both you and your child and i have found that helped me forget about my disability. At the camp I attended disability was secondary to who you are, and having fun


My personal favourite and actually the only one I participated in, was camp.  I think I loved this as much as my parents did; I made some friends who years later I am still friends with today. camp also allows you to challenge yourself to try new new things despite your disability. I like the supportive envoiroment of camp because instead of seeing your disability camp allows you to see your own ability. In some respects I am sad I am too old now for camp

Weekend respite

Weekend respite is another option and one that I am told by my friends, who as children used it was equally as enjoyable for them. The advantage I can see to this method is it is available year round.

How do you make sure as parents that you get a break every now and then?


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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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2 Responses to camp helped me find respite

  1. Monica says:

    Camping trips teach children how to work together as a group, and that each person has a responsibility to the others.

  2. yep I agree with you there Monica

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