Are you looking for autism resources locally? Let me tell you my story.
More than 15 years ago when my son was diagnosed with autism I looked to a local autism resources group.
Most of the women I met had children, that were on the spectrum, that were my age. I
left that meeting uninspired because the moms I met that night were uniformed about new treatments that are available today. I found myself teaching these mothers. I felt like the night was nothing more than a girls night out. None of them offered words of encouragement. In fact, much of their talk was negative. And I was in no way interested in joining their pity party or buying into a hopeless future for our son.
The good news for everyone today is that no matter where you live, there are a number of autism resources available to help you. You can do a Google search for local meeting places. You can ask your school district or speech therapist about what is going on locally. You can ask other parents about what they have found to be helpful. Amazon has a host of books that we can read.
However, if you cannot find local support group or you do not have a sitter, you still have one source. Your source is God. Read the Bible to learn what it has to say about supporting you. Even if your child is grown and you are faced with adult autism, the Bible will help you to find perspective. You can supplement your Bible reading with my book, Finding God In Autism.
Here are some more things that you will learn from my book:√ Learn to be content and what to do if you are weary and burdened.
If you are like me, there are days that I cannot get to a local support group. Maybe I am not in the mood to go. Maybe I want specific answers to dealing with my child now. Whatever the reason, I still need support. I need answers. I need to get my strength back. I need to move forward.
Seek God For Answers
My best support ALWAYS comes from God's word. Always. Alone in my pajamas, reading, praying and worshiping God. My direct source. A source that always fills me, always inspires me and never judges me.
If you have outside support, you are blessed. Tap into it! If you do not or if you need more, get the book Finding God In Autism. Let it help to meet your need for support and be one of your cherished autism resources. This book will encourage and inspire anyone who is caring for someone with an autistic disorder.
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