Did you know that rearing a child with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum has about the same amount of stress as a soldier in Iraq? Yep, no joke. In fact, it can be like suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD)
This is one reason we are starting to focus on families with a member who has a chronic disease. We have developed simple materials designed to lead people to ways that can lower stress, exhaustion, conflict and hopelessness. During our yearlong research process with parents and kids we learned that a well designed Quality Of Life Self Assessment could serve as an in home Mentor and Wise Guide for the care givers.
A family is like a flock of birds who move instantly as if they were all tied together. Every family is deeply connected to every one else and reacts instantly to the environment. Kind, warm, loving interactions build the family unit up but worry, stress and miscommunication tear them down.
If you or someone you know has a member with a special need let them know about our web page.