Support for Parents of Teens with Autism #support #autisticteens #autism

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You may ask yourself, when did my child become a teenager? Kids grow up so fast, right before our eyes, and time keeps rushing right by us. In our family, my brother is now 15 years old! How did this happen? As a sister and a professional OT, I worry for him and what his future might look like.

We are thinking about his future and what his future might look like. This can be a little more challenging for families with teenagers with autism as it can be a little bit harder to see exactly what path we might go down. We ask ourselves these questions all the time and it is a little scary not always knowing the answers.

  1. Will he be able to live on his own?

  2. Will he go to college?

  3. Will he have friends?

  4. What type of job would he be good at?

  5. Will he learn to drive a car?

  6. Will he always need me there to support him everyday?

  7. Will he know when he is in danger?

  8. Will he be able to take care of himself?

  9. Will he be safe in new social situations?

  10. Will someone take advantage of him?

The list can go on and on…

So what do you do when you worry about these questions and how you can help your teen? You look for support and help! Our family has realized when we go looking for answers to some of these questions and how we can help teach these skills to my brother, we realize there are not a lot of answers out there.

Finding Support

That is why we created this blog and our Facebook Group Support for Teens with Autism. We are going through the journey with you and providing you with resources that we have either made up ourselves or found along the way.

We are here for you and you are not alone! Together we can help create the best life for our teenager! We can be a little less stressed along the way. Please let me know what are some of the struggles you are facing in your family? Is there something that we can do to help you?

Support for Teens with Autism