Many people face numerous challenges every day - because of learning difficulties. Below are some of the messages we have received from parents about their struggles.
Being a parent of a child with a learning disability is lonely and at night it prevents me from sleeping. A day doesn’t go by when I am not reminded of my daughters’ daily struggle with school and life. Literacy, mathematics and even telling the time are a mystery to her, this is despite having had weekly tutoring, speech therapy and countless other school supports. As each day goes by my daughter grows older and I wonder what her future will hold. As a parent, I worry if she will be able to emotionally maintain her self-worth and self-esteem, and if not what will become of her. I fear for her independence. If she can’t tell the time nor understand time how can she be independent… have a family, hold down a job, even maintain friendships. This isn’t the future I want for my daughter. The Arrowsmith program, however, offers her a brighter future and she looks forward to one day being able to attend an Adelaide Arrowsmith Program.