Going It Alone: Single Parenting In LGS Land

Most (none?) of us enter into the parenting world expecting to do it alone but, in many cases, that’s exactly what happens. A new world is created when you and your child’s other parent decide you can’t be together for whatever reason or your child’s other parent is no longer around.

It’s a whole new ball game when the child or children you’re caring for have special health care needs. We all know in the LGS community that we’re on call 24/7. Seizures don’t keep a regular daytime schedule, behavioral challenges keep us on our toes and our house is always ‘child-proofed’ even when that ‘child’ is well into their adult years.

But the practical challenges can be devastating. How can I work when I have a child with s