Creating Respite and Support
In terms of my own family life, everything became much easier when I hired a young woman to support me at different times during the week. It transformed the times I needed to focus on one child, or do a task, while supervising my other children. I went from being completely obliterated to feeling more relaxed, knowing I was around if there was an emergency, but my kids were supervised outside.
Approaching a local community group can be a great way to find the right person. Another approach is looking for young people advertising their services as babysitters on social media. You might also be eligible for government funded respite services. Talking to other parents about the supports they have applied for is a great way to learn how you might argue for NDIS funding too.
I personally wish the NDIS would fund families for cleaners/food preparation, for the first twelve months after their diagnosis. This kind of support would change lives, as it would free families to focus on therapy.