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Helping Special Needs Moms Cope With Loneliness and Social Isolation During the Pandemic
The pandemic is pushing parents of autistic children to near breaking point due to the lack of consistency in schedules and the enormous number of additional responsibilities due to COVID. Many mothers report feeling lonely and isolated while charged with overwhelming homeschooling schedules and minimal human contact compared to the pre-pandemic “Grand Central Station” interactive household with regular visits from therapists, teachers, and support staff.
" I get it..the loneliness and isolation is very real, yet rarely mentioned as we, as special needs mothers tend to wear a smile while powering through day-to-day challenges. We have the strength of superheroes and rarely take “no” for an answer on behalf of our children, even during the pandemic. Social media is a challenge in itself, as it often paints a “Norman Rockwell” picture of families while we are barely surviving with our new responsibilities and rarely have time to make much needed human connection,”
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