It is amazing how sleep can change things. I feel so much more optimistic and happy and invincible now that I have had some sleep! The same problems remain as I pro-actively try to solve the ones I can.
The foremost issue, today, is play dates and friendships (in town). I have some great friends far away on the East Coast but am still struggling to find these friendships here. Our new busy schedule (work/sitter in the morning and therapy each afternoon) is making it even more difficult. We live in a small town where people’s families all reside. Ours does not. So on weekends, when we would like to get together with people, they are all tied up with family. I feel bad for all of us (my husband, son, and I).
Our son’s last play date made him so happy! I am trying my best to make another one happen soon. Even people who have snubbed me in the past, I have opened my arms to for my son’s sake. I can only do so much and hope someone can make time for us soon.
In addition, I have reached out to our son’s program director at PIP about starting a support group for parents of “at risk of autism” toddlers. And, I have been on the phone multiple times with another agency about starting a support group. I am still waiting for the Manager to call me back. Should I hold my breath? Well, Thursday I shall call again and see if I get anywhere.
I do not mind being our advocate, but I would like a little response in return. Hopefully, this week will be the week!