Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are already looking for peers, and that’s a good thing. There is one immutable truth I’ve learned going through this roller coaster the past 15 some-odd years: no matter how great your psychiatrist, psychologist, therapists, social worker, case manager and school administrators are, they have no idea what you’re going through.
Nobody can really understand – truly internalize and digest – except another parent who’s going through it as well. It’s a secret none of those professionals, no matter how well-meaning they are, will ever tell you. And it’s not that they’re hiding something from you. They just don’t know.