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Autism Parent Isolation And The Reality

We are all in the middle of some kind of isolation right now. As a parent of a child who has severe disabilities, before all of this was going on in the world, Kevin and I entered a world with extreme isolation. It wasn’t always that way as when Jaiden was little we could handle him and his behaviors, but as he started to grow up he started having a lot of sensory issues and behavioral issues that were very hard to manage out in public places.  I wonder how many of you are in the same situation? I’m talking about not being able to go to church, not being able to go to family events, not being able to go to stores, not because of a virus but because your child has severe special needs and autism. 

When Jaiden was diagnosed with autism he was almost two years old. At that time we knew that having a two-year-old would be chaotic as I already had a six-year-old and I figured that Jaiden would be rambunctious and off the chain sometimes.  Typical two-year-olds normally don’t listen, they cry a lot and want their own way. I knew Jaiden was different because of having Julian and I knew that he didn’t go through all of the things that Jaiden was going through.

At one point in our life we had two different strollers for Jaiden and then it was three. It was because he figured out how to break free from the lock harness and we then figured out that we would need a stroller with a secure lock that he could not open. We found a perfect running stroller and then a McLaren stroller was gifted to us.  The McLaren stroller is an expensive stroller with an amazing lock however it is a special needs stroller which is why it costs so much.

We don’t get paid to give you guys info about the things we use, however you can find them on Amazon or ask your local board of developmental disabilities for help. We used these strollers for church, family events and outings.

I can tell you to go out with your child anyway in public. Love them, hug them. They are who they are so you can take them to stores, church, birthday parties and you may be successful. If you are not and are 0-8 as Kevin told me clearly one day. Sit down and have a family meeting about your child and their behaviors and what you can do as a family to make it comfortable for everyone. For more on this topic listen to the latest podcast!

“Young lions may go hungry or even starve, but if you trust the Lord, you will never miss out on anything good.” Psalms‬ ‭34:10‬

Latest Podcast: https://anchor.fm/molisfam/episodes/Autism-Parent-Isolation-The-Reality-eilmas

Get Maritza’s First Book Autism in Our Home on Amazon and Barnes and Noble Now!! Putting God first when parenting your child with autism is the best thing you can do for your family! I want to help you to get your mind right and point you to the right resources. My second book is in the works and will be out soon!! https://www.amazon.com/author/maritzamoliswww.bn.com/s/9781642993400

If you wanna go much deeper than the blogs and podcasts are giving you then make sure you go to www.strategies2cope.com and I can go one on one with you. I can give you a free 10 min consultation to see if I am the right fit for you so just go to strategies2cope.com and send me a message!

Check out my husband👉🏼Kevin on his YouTube page for more tips!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCgg1lNqI3cmeE4fBHFjvw

Author:

I am a wife to Kevin and mama of three boys one with epilepsy, autism and an intellectual disability. I have a background in healthcare and biblical counseling and am here to help parents stress less when caring for a child with autism.

2 thoughts on “Autism Parent Isolation And The Reality

  1. I have had the same best friend since I was 6 years old. In a heart breaking coincidence, our daughters were diagnosed with autism within a couple months of one another. I will always be thankful that I had someone who understood the fears and grief that go along with that diagnosis. Our girls have always had a safe place at their honorary aunt’s house. It’s been 16 years since that diagnosis. Our girls have progressed differently, but never have a had to feel entirely isolated in our journey.
    I wish you and your family the best possible road. Sending prayers and love.

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