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The Arc of Butte County promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community.

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All too often, parents of disabled children face extraordinary challenges in areas of money, time management and caregiving. COVID has done these families no favors. While much of our world was ordered to shelter-in-place, many parents were forced to work from home AND lose all help they once had pertaining to childcare; thus exposing the "Caregiving Crisis."

In this eye-opening article, you experience the struggle of parenting through COVID, the work-life balance (or lack thereof) and what it means to not have the help you need. So many families in the US are feeling defeated due to a vast caregiver shortage – read and share their stories to help us bring light to issues affecting countless families.

According to HuffPost, children of disabled parents learn invaluable lessons from the resolve and creativity their parents demonstrate. You sometimes have to get creative on problem solving for finances, especially when a child is thrown into the mix. Here are a few suggestions on how you can financially prepare for your new child.

Finding accessible housing is often a difficult task for people who live with disabilities. There are more accessible homes on the market than there used to be, but they are still few and far between. Nonetheless, if you (or a loved one) are going to lead a life of safety and comfort, then living in a home that accommodates your needs is critical.

This article reviews what to look for and what to avoid while looking for houses if you have a disability.