single mom w/ autistic son

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Registered: 06-17-2010
single mom w/ autistic son
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 8:58pm

I am reaching out for help from other mom's dealing with autism. I am currently going through a divorce and I am looking for resources with help with babysitting for the summer. If anyone knows of any resources or where to go for help. In would greatly appreciate your responses with resources and advise.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 7:47pm

How old is he?

Here our local schools have before and afterschool care that also runs over the summer. They are at a much reduced cost than typical child care and due to involvement with schools (often on campus) they often work with children with autism and other disabilities and can be more prepared for those situations.

if he is not yet in school (a preschooler) check with the schools anyway to see if he qualifies for preschool and he can possible access the summer program for at least part of the time which would help defray the costs.

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Registered: 06-17-2010
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 3:03pm
I am in arkansas and there is not alot here that i have found yet. My soon to be ex does not work and is pending a disability case so I will not be receiving child support unless he gets his disability and then I dont have a clue what there monthly check will be. I am working a minumum wage job at the time and am paying 2/3 of what I make in child care. My biggest problem is finding someone who is dependable around here. Thanks for your response I am sorry to hear about your situation but now I know I am not going through this alone.
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Registered: 12-19-2009
Sun, 06-20-2010 - 7:45am

I can really relate to your predicament.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:04pm

Check to see if your local Easter Seals has a daycare/school.


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Registered: 03-28-2003
In reply to: jacesmommy2010
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:38pm