Support for Parenting an Adult With Autism

Parenting a child with autism or Asperger can be difficult. Parenting an adult with Autism brings a different set of challenges than when parenting a student. Parent support and a specialized type of parent coaching can help. Many parents are familiar with being the #warrior mom or #mamabear when advocating for a child or teen with Autism and Asperger.

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 The focus is often all about school and the right services. When the teen reaches majority age and emerging adulthood, the focus shifts. The parenting focus continues to change over time the older the person gets.

Parenting an Adult Child

Somewhere along the line, parents grow older too. And, they start to realize they feel different. Their own health and well-being may be starting to suffer. The stress from being on-call and hypervigilant for all the years begins to take its toll. As does the parent’s natural aging process. 

Parents are often tired and may need to focus on their own health while still needing to give varying levels of support to their grown child with ASD or Asperger. Maybe the relationships feel unbalanced. Parents giving and giving. The adult child still dependent. Taking and taking.

Coaches and consultants at Morgan Guidance Services specialize in neurodiversity and support for children, teens, adults, and parents. All ages and stages and the roles required at each time of life. We can assist you in finding clarity and health while taking care of both yourself and the adult child who still needs you in some capacity.

Grieving and uncertainty are common in the later stages of parenting an adult child with challenges.

All the things you worked for over the years, and now this is still on your plate, needing your attention to some degree. Maybe you worry about who will take care of your loved one when you are gone. Maybe you worry about finances for their ongoing care. 

What do you worry about? Where does your mind go in the middle of the night?

Does the picture look grim? Are you concerned? 

Do you feel prepared?

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Parenting an adult child with Autism and Asperger’s is a different life stage.

 

What You Can Do Now for Help in this Stage:

  • Look into your local CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities). They often have support groups for parents of dependent adults. You might also find information about SSI, Special Needs Trusts, non-profit organizations for housing, Guardianship and more.
  • Listen to podcasts oriented to parenting a dependent adult child.
  • Contact us to learn about what we offer to support you as a parent including but not limited to: SSP for your own nervous system and sense of safety, Duke Health Certified Coaching for Health and Wellbeing, also found at LifestyleCoaching.me

It can feel overwhelming when the realization hits that you are still parenting a dependent adult while needing to practice healthy separation, healthy boundaries, and that all-important self-care for self-wellness.

We are here for you. Ask us how!

Receive Parent Support for Adults with Autism

 

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Being the caregiver for an adult with autism can come with many unique challenges that can be hard to navigate on your own. But, you don’t have to do this by yourself. Morgan Guidance Services can provide parent support, career and educational counseling, and therapeutic placements. For those already in a residential program, we offer Patient Advocacy and case monitoring to ensure things go well. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation today to receive the support you deserve!

About The Author

Elaine Morgan, is the founder of Morgan Guidance Service. She is an experienced Educational and Career Counselor, Patient Advocate, and Health and Wellbeing Coach trained by Duke Health. She specializes in assisting parents, guardians, and caregivers seeking the best private schools for autism. Elaine combines her years of professional experience and her personal experience as a parent to empower families. Schedule a consultation to explore the benefits of health and well-being coaching for yourself or Educational Consulting for a son or daughter. Our work will be tailored to your needs, and our mission is to create a plan for your loved one with Autism while prioritizing your own well-being as the caregiver.

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