Strategies For Managing & Overcoming The Pain.
Many parents feel overwhelmed with sadness when their child is diagnosed with autism. Often, that grief is connected with a sense of loss. While their child, of course, is still a part of their lives, some parents feel that they have lost the child they expected or the child they thought they had.
Others are saddened by the realization that their child with autism will almost certainly live their entire lives with a disability. Still others are grieved by the thought they will not be able to give their spouse or parents the gift of a “perfect” child or grandchild.
It is natural to wonder about what might have been. Your longing for the healthy child of your dreams or a typical life for you and your family may endure. You have to learn to live with that yearning, and you can do that, but you don’t have to lie to yourself about how hard this can be.
Heroes 4 Autism has certified Grief Recovery Method counselors and strategies for managing and even overcoming the pain.