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Finding Hope through Support

Each new year brings us hope, and we often find ourselves planning for the future. This new year should be no different. While we still are battling a global pandemic with ups and downs and continued uncertainty, we can still find hope and something to look forward to in 2022. In this blog, I want to share that finding hope through support is something to look forward to this new year.

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Sometimes, though, this is easier said than done. How can we find hope with so much going on? How can we plan when there is uncertainty? In thinking about the answers to these questions, we might realize we need help. We need support.

Parenting during COVID-19

Parenting during the pandemic has been difficult for many. There have been learning curves, new rules, changes to rules, and so many other things that have been different. Parenting an individual with autism during the pandemic might be even more difficult. Often, there are increased worries about how to explain what is going on, how to keep your child safe, and how your child will adapt to the changes. Some parents may even feel alone and in need of support.

A father extending his hand to help another father because finding hope through support is what we need this year.

New Year, New Plans

This new year—2022–plan to take care of you as a parent and get support where support is needed. A parent support group can be a great way to meet others who may be experiencing similar situations. Here is a list of benefits of support groups:

  • Meeting others with similar experiences
  • Feeling less alone
  • Expressing yourself and what’s going on
  • Improving self-care
  • Learning coping strategies
  • Increased hope and motivation
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Join us! Parent Support Groups scheduled for the rest of 2022

Our Parent/Caregiver Support is virtual and open to parents/caregivers and family members of individuals with autism or related disabilities. Instead of having specific topics lined up, we leave each support group meeting open to topics brought by those who participate. Our staff facilitates the conversations and provides input to help along the way.

Check out our calendar and join us once or join us each month.

Disclaimer: The information and content in this blog and any links and materials are not intended to be and should not be construed or substituted as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician and or other qualified healthcare professionals with any questions you may have.