The parents of a 7-year-old boy who suffered a cerebral palsy diagnosis in a car accident are taking a proactive approach to help him grow out of the disability.
Read moreJoan Child, from Manchester, UK, has cerebral palsia.
“We knew he was different from most children in the hospital because he has cerebral dents in his head and the back of his neck,” her father, Joe Child, said.
“I thought he was going to be a problem, but he has been amazing with the support of his family and we are very grateful for that.”
Joe Child, left, and Joan Child, who have a son with cerebral palsias, have been taking a different approach to helping their son grow out after his diagnosisJoan’s mother, Joanne, said they had been very supportive of her son.
“He’s been amazing,” she said.
“He’s really helped us with his autism and he’s a fantastic support to our daughter, who has cerebral dystrophy.”
Joe and Joan’s daughter, Emily, and her husband, Luke, also have cerebral palsies.
“Joanne and I have been really supportive of him.
I’ve really struggled with the diagnosis and we’ve thought about what to do for him,” Emily Child said.
The couple decided to look for a carer for their son, who is currently receiving support from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
“The Royal College is the best place to start and they have the most support,” she added.
“They have a very positive outlook on things and are very understanding.”
A spokesperson for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RAPPs) said the organization was aware of the situation and was in contact with the family.
“If you are experiencing any issues please contact our Carers Support team,” the spokesperson said.
Topics:diseases-and-disorders,children,social-behaviour,socialisation,mental-health,autism,disease-and/or-disorder,australiaFirst posted February 14, 2019 06:38:15Contact Lisa YoungMore stories from New South Wales