The therapy every day, the tutoring, the doctors’ office visits, the living and eating in your car, the hours spent preparing special diet food, the hundreds of hours spent researching on the Internet, the time spent dispensing and taking pills, the hostile stares from other people, the whispers behind your back, the old friends that have stopped calling, and new friends that don’t quite get it….
Couple all of that with holidays, and sometimes it is just too much! Sometimes we may want to throw our hands up in the air and scream, “Forget it! Life is too short!!!!”
Unfortunately, autism doesn’t go away when we get overwhelmed, but there are some ways to reduce the stress and make it a little more fun. Here a few suggestions on how to throw caution to the wind and totally rock autism: