Autism and Respite Care

Conversations About Autism

At some point, many of us are caregivers for someone. If we are parents, we were at one time responsible for the health, feeding, clothing, sheltering, and safety of our young children. Maybe we have adult children, parents, spouses, or siblings who come under our care for short or long periods of time.

When my children were young, I could call grandparents or a babysitter if my husband or I wanted to go out or even take a short vacation.

When the care receiver is an adult or a child with special needs, it may not always be so easy to find someone to help relieve the caregiver.

When I was a teenager, my maternal grandmother moved in with my Aunt Helen. It was a difficult transition. Growing up, we had visited my grandparents every Sunday, and Aunt Helen’s family almost every Friday. As a teen, my life was busy…

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2 responses to “Autism and Respite Care

  1. I appreciate the struggle. Respite care is so available for the little ones. In our home, it has definitely gotten harder as our son has gotten older.

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