Being a parent is hard, and being a parent to an autistic child can be even harder.
I've supported hundreds of parents to understand their children better, and I know it isn't easy.
As a parent, you're doing your best and you can often worry about how your child is going to cope growing up or who will look after them. You can also feel like you've made many mistakes and worry about if your child will ever feel for you or understand how hard you're trying.
It can often feel like you have to fight to get even the tiniest of support and like things are never going to get any easier. But they can.
It's frustrating as often it's lots of small changes that have big impacts over time. But to know what things to do can feel impossible. With waiting lists being long and professional support not guaranteed, it's hard to know what the right decisions are.
Being autistic myself I can help explain what your children might be experiencing. I've also supported hundreds of parents, and autistic people, so you're in understanding hands.