Re: Tired with no help feel trapped
This is a really old post =) Things get better. My kids are growing fast. My three boys are on the spectrum....18, 16 and 12. When my oldest was diagnosed, they said I would probably need to be looking at out of home placement for him down the road. He is now a high school graduate and working at a video game store (dream job for him!). My lowest functioning son (16) will be a junior in high school. He is very self directed, and has some pretty significant language deficits, but he is by far the funniest of the three. My youngest is the highest functioning, but also the most difficult as he is such an angry guy. Honestly, there are probably a couple of times a year that I feel overwhelmed. I think we all have those days. Do find a respite provider if possible. I listed a couple of ways of going about this in an early response on this thread. If you are struggling with school issues...educate yourself. IDEA 2004 was written to protect our kids. Take care of yourself...it's the best thing for you and your child.