If you have a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) then you’re already intimate with the challenges of raising a child with autism. It’s overwhelming to parent as it is, then add on the everyday responsibility of caring for a child with autism and you may feel like you’re on the road to burnout. As this article plainly puts it:
“For parents and caregivers, sleep issues deepen the stresses they may already feel managing the needs of a child on the spectrum on top of life’s other demands.”
Be easy on yourself. You’re not naturally an expert in autism; but you can take steps to tackle big issues one at a time. While we’re not experts on autism or parenting, we can help you in an important area where the two of these merge, and that’s sleep.