The burden is great if you are a parent of a child with special needs. A recent study found that mothers of children with autism had levels of stress hormones comparable to soldiers in combat. Finances are often a struggle, as well as the school system, the medical billing, the ignorance from other people, and the lack of support. Frequently one parent, usually the mother, sacrifices her career to attend to the child’s needs with a resulting loss of income for the family. How can you be a good parent for your child with special needs when you are mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted from all the stress?