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Amazing People – Melanie Dimmitt: Parenting Children with Special Needs

Melanie Dimmitt talks about her experience raising a child with special needs – and what not to say to a parent of a child with lifelong disability.

Listen: Sam and Duncan chat with special needs mum Melanie Dimmitt.

By Ally BarnesThursday 19 Sep 2019Amazing People with Sam and Duncan

Melanie Dimmitt is a local mum who embraced special needs parenthood when her son Arlo was unexpectedly born with brain damage.

Hope Breakfast’s Sam and Duncan chatted to Melanie about her initial fears about Arlo’s future, the impact on her marriage, and how they parent two children who have very different needs. She also shared some helpful advice on what not to say to a parent of a child with a lifelong disability.

Melanie has just released her book, Special: Antidotes to the Obsessions that Come with a Child’s Disability.