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    Calling all parents of kids with special needs and disabilities!

    Hi there, I've just created a group for parents of children with special needs and disabilities.

    I'd love you to join!

    I have two adopted children, one of whom has special needs. We're in the process of an autism assessment at the moment.

    I'd love to connect with other parents and caregivers with similar and different experiences. I've made it a closed group because I think it's important that we can share and encourage each other in privacy.

    #SpecialNeedsParenting #SpecialNeeds #Autism #Parenting #SpecialNeedsParent #specialneedsmom #autismparent #disabledchild #raisingadisabledchild #Children #Child #autisticchild #Carer #ADHD #childmentalhealth #anxiousparent #parentanxiety

    Please join... I would love to meet you and hear your story :)

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    Don’t forget us

    <p>Don’t forget us</p>
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    Autism parents and the quarantine// anyone else struggling?

    <p>Autism parents and the quarantine// anyone else struggling?</p>
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    Sensory Friendly Theaters #Autism
    What are your thoughts?
    Good or Bad Idea?

    <p>Sensory Friendly Theaters <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Autism Spectrum Disorder" href="/topic/autism/" data-id="5b23ce6200553f33fe98da7f" data-name="Autism Spectrum Disorder" aria-label="hashtag Autism Spectrum Disorder">#Autism</a><br>What are your thoughts?<br>Good or Bad Idea?</p>
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    How can I take care of myself when I'm already a caregiver!

    I have been in a deep depression for several weeks. A couple months ago I found out that I am a carrier of genetic dementia, and I'm struggling to process it all emotionally. I'm not really functional now, but I am a stay at home mom of 3, including 2 teens with autism. Now my therapist has prescribed self care and bed rest only for 2-3 weeks, and no driving. But how can I do that with children who need so much from me 24/7? Even if I don't do the housework, knowing that it's piling up is just as much stress as doing it. And not taking my kids to their social skills groups will cause problems for them. How can I possibly manage being a caregiver when I'm the one who needs a caregiver? I'm so scared and angry and lonely. #alzheimers #Dementia #dominantlyinheritedalzheimersdisease #ChronicIllness #Caregiver #Autism #autismparent #CheckInWithMe #needhelp

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    ABA autocorrect #autismparent

    You know you're an autism parent when your phone auto-corrects "and" to "ABA". #ABA

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    What do you think and feel when professionals are giving you advice and training about how to help your child? #autismparent #SpecialNeedsParenting

    What is helpful? What is not helpful? What hurts? What do you wish your child’s therapists and teachers could understand about your experience? Please post a quick video (under 5 minutes) or message sharing your thoughts! I’m looking for words of wisdom to share in a staff training. Please share!