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Your Family Doesn’t Want to Understand Autism: How to Cope

Helplessness. Frustration. Sadness. They’re all emotions you’re probably more acquainted with than you like to think about. After first dealing with your child with autism’s diagnosis, your life has been a roller-coaster. What’s more difficult is when a close family member struggles to understand your situation and what your child is going through. It’s one thing if it is a stranger in the grocery store, but when it is someone close to you, it’s truly heartbreaking.

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How to Cope as a Single Parent of a Child with Special Needs

Parenting by yourself is difficult enough, and when your child has special needs, including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, you are challenged even further. The struggles seem to double, and if you don’t have support from the other parent, you’re on your own to manage the care of your child all alone.

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How to Tell if Your Child is Autistic

It’s difficult to say how you might feel when the suspicion starts to creep up that your son or daughter might have a disability. For some parents, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. For others, it’s actually a relief. However you feel about it, there’s no question that the stage between questioning whether your child is Autistic and getting a diagnosis is a big one.

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Need Help with Your Child with a Disability? Get an Advocate

 

There are excellent special education services out there, but finding the right ones for your child can be a daunting experience. If you need financial help, or you are battling the school district for the services your child needs, you can get assistance from an advocate.

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The IHSS Home Interview: What to Expect

social-worker-IHSS-visitIn-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a federal program that provides financial assistance so you, as your child’s caretaker, can give the best supervision and care for your child in the comfort of your own home. This means that you can receive an hourly wage to take care of your child.

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