As an autism mom we all are searching for strategies to advocate for our children living with autism. What is already challenging has become even more daunting during this pandemic. The fears are real and life feels chaotic and you can’t remember the last time you felt calm, confident, and in charge of your life (let alone your child’s).
You feel like you’re having adult meltdowns from the stress and overwhelm of living through these chaotic times. You’re hiding it well because everybody depends on you and you have to be strong. But inside, you’re doubting your decisions, your parenting, your ability to be the great parent that you know you are.
The feeling is completely overwhelming. You feel like you’re at a breaking point and you just don’t know what to do. You don’t feel heard, understood, or supported and sometimes you just want to scream. You wish you could let out a huge sigh of relief.