A child with a disability is often at a greater risk of experiencing a mental health problem. But it can be hard for families to tell which behaviours relate to the disability, and which relate to mental health.

Parenting a child with a disability is often challenging, so working together as a family and getting support from relatives, friends and professional services is important.

Finding ways to meet the challenges helps families work on their strengths and can lead to resilient and rewarding family relationships.

Learn more about supporting children with additional needs below.

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

School children