Monday, November 28, 2011

Emotionally drained

Autism takes a lot from you and your child.  My poor Noah is struggling with his sensory sytem daily so that means a fight getting him dressed, brushing his teeth, and even eating.  So what keeps you going when you have zero energy and your getting kicked and yelled at??  Well my answer would be knowing things have to get better.  No one tells you how hard this journey is until you actuallly go through it.  If you are a special needs parent then you understand how emotionally draining it is.  If your not then you might think i'm completely exaggerating and might assume I just have a spoiled brat on my hands who needs to get spanked but I can assure you that is not the case.  When we put on pants or a shirt it doesn't bother us, when I put pants on Noah it may feel like sand paper to him.  When Noah stomps and kicks that may be the only way he feels his feet.  Being a single parent means all the responsibilities fall on me and getting a break may seem impossible.  When its all said and done there is absolutely nothing I wouldn't do to make sure Noah's future is bright.   I'm tired and stressed but I say to all of you parents keep up the awesome work you do daily!! You are the most hardworking appreciative people I know :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

rough week!

Hopefully next week will be a better week.  My poor Noah has been struggling with his sensory issues and needs a lot of OT!  Thank goodness for other parents giving me tips and support!  The autism community is so supportive of eachother!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello!

I'm new here an just wanted to blog about my experiences and provide support for other parents dealing with autism!  I'm a single mother to a wonderful toddler named Noah who has autism spectrum disorder.  He melts my heart!