It can be incredibly painful for a parent to have a child whose needs are going unmet. The frustration of not being able to understand or connect with one’s own child is devastating. Despite this sentiment, parents are often too close, and perhaps too exhausted, with the situation at hand to provide the best level of care.
The specialized needs of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder may be so great that one or two adults on their own cannot sustain a program that helps their child in the most complete way. Even if they can, the strain that this places on their job, health, sleep habits, and relationship with each other may be unendurable. If any of the following are happening in your household, it may be time to seek more intensive external help. Here are 6 signs that families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder need help.