I feel like I spend my life filling in forms, if it's not for DLA, it's for school, if it's not for school it's for Doctors. It becomes part and parcel of being a parent of children with additional needs.
Frustration & Fighting
Toni from Gym Bunny Mummy says: Not with Autism or my gorgeous boy but with the system. We're having a complete nightmare at the moment & the other 'f' word is not appropriate! Here's her latest post which explains her frustrations.
Joy from Pinkoddy says they have been amazing at making lives easier. I have to agree, we have used Family Fund for about 4 years and the help they provide is great. The provide grants for families to get things needed for your additonal needs child. There is a criteri to meet, but you can find out more on the Family Fund Website.
Lucie from Our World and Autism suggested food and its a biggie for a lot of us. Miss S has a very biege diet, the only thing of colour she will eat is chocolte and tomoato ketchup. She is very picky over what biege food she eats too. For some children on teh spectrum it can be about the texture of food also.
Sarah from Dragonriko says - It might be hard to make and/or keep them but a good friend will understand and be there for you no matter what. I think it's really importnt to find yourself that 1 person you can talk to, to let off steam and even a cry too.
Jane from Our Little Escapades says she is sure Ethan will take off some times. Its common for children on the spectrum to have some kind of flap or tic. Miss S used to flap her hands but she has now transitioned to rocking instead.
Tina from MotherGeek says - Some help you get through the tough times, others hinder. Some stick by you all, others disappear from your radar. Some embrace autism, others are repulsed. Alas, we can't pick and choose our relatives, despite wishing we could disown a few!
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