People who have children or other relatives with disabilities can be on edge during the holiday season. It can be difficult to know what to say or how to act when your friend is dealing with hospital bills or new diagnoses. Diane Flacks of The Star interviews several parents who explain what they would like most in the article, "Making it through the holidays."
For example, the mother of a kindergartener with Prader-Willi syndrome expresses gratitude for friends who made small gestures like contacting extended family to inform them of the situation. An author and mother of a boy with autism says practical help, like an evening of babysitting, can provide much needed relief. Another parent describes a time a family hosted a low-key holiday party for local children with disabilities.
You can read the article here.