Parenting Children With
Support is needed to get through the daily stress of coping with therapies, doctor’s appointments, phone calls, agencies, paperwork and the school system. If you are lucky you have a supportive partner or maybe a family member. But that just puts that relationship under stress so it becomes a mixed gift. I am the parent of a young man with autism. I know the physical, emotional and financial strain firsthand. There is something so comforting about talking to someone who “gets it”.
Stress management strategies are developed to suit your specific situation with my unique awareness that you can’t just close your door and take a nap. That is what a therapist told one of my previous clients. We had a good laugh.
Possible interventions for you and your child are investigated. I have a broad awareness of various interventions and providers given that I have been in the Austin special needs community for over 20 years.
- School relationship support. I worked in the school system as a state certified educational behavior specialist for 6 years which provides unique insight into that world. I can help you understand it, strategize for maximal support and even attend ARDs if you would like.