Nobody knows what life is like growing up a child with autism. As we know, every child is unique. There can not be two children in the spectrum. this is called a spectrum. A spectrum is used to classify something or suggests that it can be classified as a position on a scale.
My desire is not to talk to you about autism, but to discuss what type of support is currently available to the parents of children living with autism. Many have to learn and need more development to support parents who have children with many kinds of special needs, including autism.
Life with autism or any other particular need comes with its challenges. However, it is often not only the person facing these challenges. We often forget about those who provide care to people with autism. Too often, the support that parents and other caregivers need in order to provide adequate care to their loved ones is overlooked. Well, what does that mean?
Unique challenges faced by the parents of autistic children
Parents who have children in the spectrum face many challenges. Being a professional and working parent trying to keep a job can be very difficult. As you know, children in the spectrum deal with different kinds of social, emotional and behavioral issues. These can be activated or upset at any time. What happens to a practitioner who works when his child is in school, in child care or with a carer and has collapsed when the person does not seem to appease or help to weaken the situation? Sometimes the collapse can be so extensive that the person supervising the child has no choice but to address the parents of the child who has collapsed.
Naturally, no parent wants his child to unfold emotionally. Many parents begin to feel upset and overwhelmed by the burden of being unable to find themselves there to help their child. The feeling of urgency and the need to reach their children to help them through collapse are often these parents can think. What is most devastating is to look at how to perform this task.
Many parents begin to feel upset and overwhelmed by the burden of being unable to find themselves there to help their child. The feeling of urgency and the need to reach their children to help them through collapse are often these parents can think.
As an employee, you can not just get up and get out of the job. This will most likely put you at risk of losing your job. What about parents trying to make it work in time, but for whatever reason the morning routine did not work and now one or both parents run late? The parent may be in danger of losing his job again.
Rarely there is financial support to help parents take care of their children, so staying at home is not always a choice. The effort to maintain a full-time job does not cut it either because of your child's needs can be so unpredictable. This, in itself, can cause problems at work and parents may end up losing their job. One can think, "What about a home with two parents, where mom is staying home and dad is working?" This is also a problem, because a parent must then burden the burden of this responsibility alone.
A parent who works for hours to get them in touch is likely to be less available to the parent at home and children. At home, the other parent must manage the day-to-day activities of the home, including the child's special needs. There is not much time to spend together, there may be arguments and an increase in stress levels. This often results in divorce or the end of the relationship due to the lack of financial, emotional and social support for parents with children with disabilities. This is not the situation of everyone, but many are experiencing these burdens.
How should there be support for the parents of children with autism
What kind of help do I think is necessary to provide appropriate support to these parents? Here are six ways to get started:
- Home health care should be provided in all areas.
- The rules on social security benefits have to be changed to include financial support for carers.
- The specialized training of teachers, mental health professionals and health care providers should be a common part of behavioral services.
- Childcare facilities subject to compulsory education for the care of children with special needs.
- More jobs that provide childcare in the workplace.
- Early intervention in education and training for families including counseling and lessons focused on teaching parents' behavior.
I understand this fight because I have a son in the spectrum. She is the cute, funniest, livelier child I know. It adds value and meaning to my life and that's why I work so hard. Although I am an authorized social work therapist, my son's care does not come without his challenges to feel stuck and simply not know what else to do.
It's easy to want to sit down and write about my son, tell his story and write about what he's living with autism like him, but I chose not to tell the story from his own point of view. rather, I chose to say it from my own, the caretaker and the carer. Yes, my son is living with autism, but I too. As parents and carers, we travel to this amazing journey with our children. So, I like to think of myself as a terrible autistic mom. We embrace the amazing together. So do not forget your parents and carers. We also need support.
If you are a parent of a child with autism and feel that you need support or help, you can find an authorized and compliant therapist who can help you here.
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