https://blog.penelopetrunk.com/cdn/home/pt-logo.png 0 0 Stephanie https://blog.penelopetrunk.com/cdn/home/pt-logo.png Stephanie2022-11-08 18:23:092022-11-08 18:23:24Where do I go from here?
Where do I go from here?
If I buy into the premise that I’m autistic and so are my kids, where the hell do I go from here?
I’m a divorced mom of two young kids residing somewhere on the spectrum. I’d like to be a good mom, partner, daughter, friend, coworker, neighbor but just writing this sentence was exhausting.
You need a group who can help you with different parts of living with these problems because we grew up with incompetent adults so we have no idea how to make life stop sucking.
1. Get feedback from someone who has autism and will show you where to look in your personal life for the places you are most likely to get hurt or hurt other people. Because we do that a lot, and that’s the first thing we need to look out for.
2. Get help from a parent who has raised kids with autism to make a plan for how to shepherd your kids through school in a way that gets them the most help possible. By the time they go to college you want them to know how to advocate for themselves.
3. Read about women and autism a little bit each day so you can understand how autism impacts you on a day-to-day basis and you can learn to work with your strengths and work around your deficits.