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What is it like to find out that your child has severe learning difficulties?

In this audio clip, Emma's mother (Ruth) describes how she found out about her daughter's disability.

When you listened to this clip, what were your first impressions?

How did Emma's mother feel?

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In this audio clip, Harvey's father (Simon) speaks of hope around Harvey's premature birth.

As he speaks, list the challenges that Harvey faces, and list the father's hopes.

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The family's journey

There are two sides to being a parent of a child with disabilities. Emily Perl Kingsley's piece 'Welcome to Holland' captures them both.

While a family's journey may follow a different route from that which they had anticipated prior to the birth of their child, their destination is the same as any child without a disability – the celebration and fulfilment of their child’s potential.

Welcome to Holland