May 1, 2020

Autism/Special Needs

Your kids, your spouse, YOU are dealing with ongoing behavioral or emotional issues related to not quite fitting in. You may feel angrier than you ever have. More tired than you thought possible. Sad. Worried. Confused. Overwhelmed. Does this sound familiar?

You may be thinking there is something wrong with your kid or your spouse or yourself because the advice you’ve been given just doesn’t work.

Living in an intimate relationship with someone who has special needs is challenging. Your spouse’s quirks are becoming more difficult to understand and live with. Perhaps your more typical kids struggle with ambivalent feelings about a sibling with special needs. And parenting a child with special needs leaves you worn out and defeated. Know there is help and support waiting for you.

Perhaps you have been dealing with social challenges and feelings of being misunderstood all your life. Whether you have been diagnosed or are just wondering if you are on the Autism Spectrum, living life as a neurodiverse person can be painful and upsetting.

Being misunderstood by those closest to you and just seeing life a little differently than others is lonely. Living life outside of society’s norms present challenges that can be feel exponentially more confusing and painful to resolve. Know there is practical help and support waiting for you.

Whatever your situation, don’t manage this alone. It’s okay to ask for help and support.