Morven Da Fomo of Ullapool, discusses summer challenges for parents of children with Autism and Asperger’s. Morven says they want the children to have fun, but there are always concerns with the break in routine. Many parents of children with other developmental differences may also relate to the challenges.
Morven said, “Parents of a child with autism want them to have a fantastic summer, but when days don’t go so well you can feel drained, disappointed, isolated and even a bit of a failure.” She added, “Autism is known as ‘the invisible disability’, so to an outside observer it can look like your child is just being naughty when they are actually really struggling to understand what’s going on around them and cope with the anxiety of it all, like a mini nervous breakdown.”
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