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Parenting a typically developing child comes with many challenges, but parenting a child with complex needs brings additional tasks, concerns and needs for children, parents, families and communities.

A child with complex needs may have a developmental disability, a chronic health condition or be in a setting which confers additional risks for their development. The challenges for parents include mastering a number of different skills, and integrating them with their child’s developmental needs.

This stream of research focuses on better understanding parents’ needs, and developing and testing strategies and interventions that support children and families with complex needs.


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