When Sundays Aren't Restful — A Special-Needs Parent's Tale

by | Jan. 23, 2014

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Sundays have historically been known as a day of rest, particularly in the culture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But there is among us a lesser-known yet vibrant population of special-needs families who currently find Sundays to be, hands down, one of the most difficult days of the week.

This is absolutely true for my boisterous church-going family, which includes two boys in the autism spectrum who have other diagnoses as well. For us, Sundays are about as restful as a triathalon — a triathalon in Sunday-best clothes with two boys with special needs tethered to us, and a 2-year-old strapped to our backs.

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