Nicky’s Autism Parenting Tip #5 


In the early years with MJ, I was not only afraid, but I was not sure who to call on at times.  I will say that nowadays, with the prevalence of Autism, there are more people that you can call on for help.  When you feel you are approaching your breaking point, be sure to talk to the people you know and trust for help.  Your child’s school may also be a valuable resource for you and can put you in contact with agencies that may fulfill a need.  At one time I almost reached my breaking point.  I had to literally stop, take deep breaths, sit down, pray, then finally make those needed phone calls asking for help.  

#dontbeafraidtoask

#getthehelpyouneed

#beforeyourbreakingpoint

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23 thoughts on “Nicky’s Autism Parenting Tip #5 

  1. Good tips for Siblings standing in the gap. I tend to be quite outspoken and brutally honest but I find myself holding my tongue more as I need to know what’s going in Stephen’s Group Home. At Last Friday’s meeting at his Day Treatment Center I found out some distressing but valuable information which I have been sharing in my most recent posts. BTW Today July 12 for a National Disability Community Call-In Day sponsored by ASAN — AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK. I made Four calls to my Senators, Congresspersons and Representatives. We all have a full plate but even if you don’t get a chance to call your elected officials until tomorrow it will still make a difference. Thank you and God Bless. ❤ 🙂 😀

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  2. My Pleasure. You’re Welcome. Phone calls and emails are vital as I found out that many of Stephen’s programs and services are being cut. Also both his agencies have suffered layoffs therefore using my blog I’m trying to fund-raise for those agencies and get the word out before we All lose out.

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  3. This doesn’t only apply to parenting but to many other life facets. Glad tho that as time goes by you are more and more comfortable with asking (rather than be paralysed with the fear of being looked at as dumb). Me proud of you!

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  4. True words for all parents. We all need to ask professionals and others for help and accept that it’s ok to do so. If not, children will not benefit.
    Thank you for the reminder 💕💕💕💕

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  5. Nicky, there are no such things as coincidences (at least that’s what I believe for sure) and sharing this cool short Ted Talk by a mom with an autistic son, which I came across just now. Guess I am sending you the link because her words echo the thoughts expressed in this here post: https://youtu.be/Hf_zXx09IB8 Love and hugs and more love to you and the fam 🙂
    PS: If you’ve seen it before please forgive me.

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    1. Thanks for that link. My grandson has ASD and is mostly non-verbal. His younger sister by 2 years understands him and they have their own language together which is ok but we find we are always asking her what he says. I feel that if he were asked to repeat what he wants instead of his mother just automatically knowing and doing he would be a little more social. But I am just his Mimi and I know that letters and words are special to him. He learns quickly but I can’t wait till the day he finds that talking is ok again. He is ten now and I think he will come out of his shell with a little more encouragement. How can I get his mother to see the advantage of taking him out on more occasions will help him to socialize easier even if he doesn’t want to talk?

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      1. She has to find places to go to that she will feel comfortable in. It may take some time but it will be good for the both of them. It took me years to learn when to take my son to restaurants, stores and things of that nature. For my son, he cannot be around places that are overly crowded. Is he receiving speech therapy?

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      2. He was in speech therapy in K and the therapist came to the house too. She decided to home school them both last year so he didn’t have to deal with other children and teachers she felt didn’t understand him.

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      3. I actually love homeschool but I wish that she could find a school where they did understand and accept him. There are some great special education teachers out there that are excellent with kids with autism. At the same time I do understand the feeling of having teachers around that you know don’t understand your child.

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  6. You know those people who always say “if you need anything at all just let me know” … when people do that we need to tell them something we need help with! Call them up!

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