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Updated on 28 Oct 2019. Posted on 28 Oct 2019

What Do You Want People To Know About Parenting A Child With A Disability?

Because there is actually so much good that comes from this experience.

As the mother of a son with a learning disability, I know of the devastating lows this situation brings — and the rarely discussed, absolute highs.

Like finding out that my son's differences are actually his greatest strengths...

...and the insane pride when my son started at school, after years of speech and occupational therapy.

But that's enough of my own experiences. What I would love to know is the best thing YOU'VE experienced while parenting a child with a disability.

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Have you developed patience you never thought you were capable of?

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Waiting in long lines doesn't faze me. I've been waiting for our national disability funding for months.

Maybe you know to celebrate the small stuff, in a way you never did in the past.

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My son took almost three years to say a single word and the day he did, we just about threw a party.

Or maybe you have a crystal clear understanding of your priorities, thanks to your child.

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You are your child's greatest advocate, and I truly feel there is no greater responsibility or privilege.

So please comment below and tell me: What's the best thing you've learned from having a child with a disability?

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Drop your answers below and the best ones will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!