Why parents of autistic children are well-equipped to deal with Covid-19

Why parents of autistic children are well-equipped to deal with Covid-19

Parents of autistic children know only too well the feeling of being socially isolated. Social distancing is a skill we’ve already mastered long before Covid-19 came along.

We know what it’s like to have to stay at home for long periods at a time. We have missed out on countless social or work events because our children need us.

As parents of an autistic child, this is not the first time that life hasn’t looked how we expected it to look.

This is not the first time that we’ve been told we’ve going to have to do something that feels impossible.

We have become experts at accepting uncertainty.

We have learnt to focus on what we can control whilst navigating through the unknown, to recover from setbacks, adapt to change and keep going in the face of adversity.

This is our reality.