I am a Special Needs Mum but not to the degree of some other parents. I do worry about my son a lot, and have done since he was born. I do at times feel alone, and isolated, and misunderstood, but it is the hand we have been dealt. We do have to invest more time and effort in raising a child to be as independent as he can be and to point him in the direction of what will best suit him. I also see my son at 16, as someone who I hope will be okay, and be able to leave home one day and live a fully functioning life. My son has Aspergers – or high functioning autism. So he can talk and do things other kids his age can do — except his harder, he needs more help, he needs acceptance and understanding.
Published 25th March 2019