Diane Dokko Kim

Diane is a parent to a child with multiple disabilities, disability ministry consultant, speaker, and author of Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent (Worthy, April 2018). Her two-fold passions are encouraging struggling families and equipping local churches to become fully inclusive faith communities. Connect with her at dianedokkokim.com/where she blogs on being wrecked, redeemed, and repurposed.

Raising Future Adults: How the Role Changes for Autism Parents | Parent Cue Blog

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Raising Future Adults: How the Role Changes for Parents of Autistics

For our son, being autistic is all he’s ever known. Autism is his normal. When God esteems him as, “wonderfully and fearfully made,” my child isn’t broken. I am.  Our… Read More
6 Truths for Any Special Needs Parent | Parent Cue Blog

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6 Truths for Any Special Needs Parent

What we grieve is the loss of expectations—the death of our unspoken dreams. We can give ourselves permission to grieve, because God does. Read More

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Autism and the #BLESSED Life

Autism. Diagnosis code 299.00 Our toddler could barely walk when his future ran out on him. The slippery slope from diagnosis to the dissolution of dreams is steep and cruel.… Read More
Special Needs Parenting is too Big to do Alone

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Special Needs Parenting is Too Big to Do Alone

Families affected by disability are in chronic need of supportive community to do life together. But friends and even family—all with the best of intentions—can sometimes express comments that land… Read More

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Raising Kids Who Embrace Those Who are Different

“Mommy, what’s wrong with that kid?” Your child just blurted out an earnest question. . . in front of someone who appears to have a disability or simply looks different,… Read More

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This Is My America (This Is Yours, Too)

My family is Korean-American, children of immigrants. We're what the media would call "devout, evangelical Christians." We have a son who is disabled, non-verbal with autism and ADHD. Especially living in… Read More

Special Needs Parent Stealth Bomber

There are helicopter parents, then there are Special Needs parent stealth bombers. How this Asian Special Needs Tiger Mama Bear (I know. That’s a lot of mixed metaphors) nearly became… Read More

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“Who Me, a Special Needs Parent? I’m the Wrong Person for This Kid!”

My mother often laments how I am such a LOUD girl. When we’re on the phone, she typically asks me to turn down my volume.  Or better yet, speak about… Read More