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.
It’s a tremendous responsibility, and even though you want to do your best, as a single parent, you face circumstances that can cause you to suffer exhaustion at a faster pace than families with shared responsibility. And even though some days seem impossible to get through, there are ways that you can maintain a great life for your child and yourself.
Finding support and figuring out ways to cope are important for both you and your child. Discover what works for you, and remember to get help when you need it. You are not alone—there are many parents of children with special needs who are dealing with these same issues every day.
If you feel overwhelmed and you need help, please contact us.
American Advocacy group is on the front lines every day, making positive change happen for people diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome and a range of diagnoses across the continuum. As a leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and the premier provider of the support and services people want and need, we understand the system and know how to take action in regard to your best interests.
CONTACT US FOR HELP.
Dial (877) 762-0702 or email us at [email protected].