Mother’s Day Articles

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May 4, 2015

Grandparents frequently play a critical part in supporting and encouraging their child raising a child with autism. Families with involved grandparents can lead to better outcomes not only for the child, but also for the grandparents. Your participation in your child’s family activities keeps you content and fulfilled with purpose... and helps manage a busy home with a child with autistim.... more

May 4, 2015
General Tips Step One

Plan Early. The earlier you and your ex can agree on what she would like to do on Mother’s Day the easier the day will be. Be specific about who is doing what and when. Clear, specific plans help everyone remain more calm and enjoy the day. Check websites for ideas.

Step Two

Communicate with your child. Once you and you ex agree on plans for the day decide... more

May 4, 2015

Abraham Lincoln once said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Arguably, being a mother is the most important job in existence. In order to manage the daily challenges of mothering a child with autism, married couples have a division of duties system that helps their family function on a predictable routine. For single moms raising a child with autism, no one is doing... more

May 4, 2015

To want a little pampering and love from your family on Mother’s Day is not unreasonable. Being a mother is a demanding, lifelong job. The rewards of your work are hard won, not taken for granted, and are greatly linked to your children realizing their full potential. When your child has autism though, you may not always feel celebrated.

You’ve learned to manage expectations, not just... more

May 4, 2015

Families with a child with autism will likely have siblings who may or may not also be on the spectrum. These parents understand the balancing act of meeting the demanding needs of the child with autism while also providing other siblings with the time and attention they too deserve and need.

The mother-child bond is strong and the love is omnipresent yet siblings of an autistic child... more