Raising kids with Autism is no easy task. There are a zillion little things that we as Autism parents have to be cognizant of, that other parents don’t.
There are challenges our kid’s experience that are unique to Autism, and it can be very difficult to navigate as a parent. Losing a loved one is one such challenge.
I’ve been talking recently about my late grandmother. She passed away a week ago, and we had to decide how to handle services with our three Autistic kids. Elliott and Gavin didn’t want to go because they knew it would be too hard. Emmett, on the other hand, struggled to decide.
Ultimately, Lizze and I went on our own while the kids stayed with her parents.
We knew that even without attending the services, the kids were going to struggle, and we were right.
Elliott is struggling a bit, but he’s managing. Gavin seems to have moved on for the most part because he very much lives in the now.