Autism carer aware?

Are you Autism carer Aware?
Do you have time and a hug to share?
Are you willing to understand?
To be there to hold a carers hand?

Could you do the job they do?
Lets turn the role back onto you.
The days are long but rewards are great.
Autism carers have special traits.

Are you able to stick to routine?
Accept your house will not be clean?
Hear loud noises day and night?
Maybe get an occasional bite?

Can you cope with lack of sleep?
Not have time to sit and weep?
To chase up appointments all day long?
To question professionals when you know they’re wrong?

Could you eat your breakfast at half past two?
After spending the morning cleaning up poo?
Watch your child have a meltdown?
Watch them throw your possessions around?

Can you be calm when you’re desperate to shout?
Be positive when you’re filled with doubt?
Stand tall when onlookers comment on your child?
Look them in the eye and just give them a smile?

Could you cope with having no adult time?
No time to sit together and unwind?
Spending your day looking forward to bed?
Falling asleep before “goodnights” are said?

Imagine fighting your feelings everyday.
Not able to hug, not able to play.
Not able to give your child a kiss on the head.
Not able to tuck them up in bed.

Are you Autism carer Aware?
Do you have time and a hug to share?
Are you willing to understand?
To be there to hold a carers hand?

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