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Isolation and loneliness are realities for parenting raising humans with neurodiversity. We’ve experienced both and know how difficult it can be through the many ages and stages of our kids’ lives.
In today’s episode, we talk all about isolation and loneliness and their impact on neurodiverse families. We go into the data behind it, share stories related to feelings of isolation in many different areas of our lives, and offer strategies for how we’ve coped over the years.
In this episode, you’ll learn...
[01:31] Some Rylan-isms and Graham-isms to start off the show
[05:02] The data on isolation and its impact on neurodiverse families
[08:52] Kristen’s experience of isolation in raising triplets
[16:10] How Gwen’s isolation began during infertility
[19:30] What isolation looked like for us during our children’s early education years
[26:36] How we spent so many years trying to be “typical” families when we’re anything but
[31:14] The isolation we felt from our religious communities
[35:53] The difference between isolation and loneliness and how we’ve learned to cope and find support
[43:27] The Last Word from one of our kids and their thoughts on isolation
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