When Autism parenting is what you do, day in and say out, it gets exhausting. The reality is, so few of us get regular breaks. It’s unbelievable, unless you’ve experienced it, but considering how fast Autism is growing, there’s a serious lack of resources available for parents.
This will vary depending on where you live, but generally speaking, it’s hard to find resources to help with the day to day challenges, associated with Autism parenting.
One of the hardest things for an Autism parent to come by, is a break.
Getting a break is not only the hardest thing to come by, but also one of the most important things an Autism parent needs. If this seems like a problem, you’re absolutely right.
There is no direct fix for this, until funding becomes available for building community resources, and ensuring they are either free or affordable.
Until such a time, it’s extremely important to take advantage of every minute of downtime you can get.
My wife and I are blessed because we generally get one night off, every week or two. That may not seem like a lot, especially compared to the time spent in the trenches, but it’s more than some parents get, and we are very grateful for it.