Sometimes I question why I continue with the “support work” leg of my Sensory Clothing business. Others often ask me this as well.
Being away these past few days has me contemplating why? I’m the first to admit that it is not easy & it is tricky to balance it all.
But the truth is, caring for someone with a disability provides a clarity and reality to my life outside of my own families needs.
I am constantly amazed by people in the public who stare, look away uncomfortably or are super awkward about autism / neurodivergence, differences or disability. I am also warmed by the kindness & patience of some strangers who care a lot.
It is so important to represent, keep building awareness & most importantly provide opportunities for people living with disability to be included in society.
Not just for my own child, but for someone else’s child, for you, for all of our children!
So I guess the answer is that support work isn’t a separate part of Comfort on the Spectrum at all, it is actually the very heart of it