Shades of Motherhood, Inc. is dedicated to providing emotional support, resources, and activities which may enhance the wellbeing of mothers with loved ones on the autism spectrum. We understand the role of a mother of a child with special needs may be twice as hard, given the additional responsibilities of advocating for the needs of loved ones, managing a household, and possible therapies, all while trying to maintain a sense of wellbeing. While mothers differ in their approach to caregiving, having a sense of connectedness with those who may be experiencing similar struggles may relieve stress and offer encouragement. Additional supports include group activities organized to promote physical health through exercise and yoga, as well as volunteer opportunities to promote inclusiveness in the community.
"Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see"
Our Support Groups
Today there are numerous resources for caregivers and their loved ones on the autism spectrum. Although these resources were founded to cater to caregivers for those on the spectrum, our support groups are not exclusive to the diagnosis. Our support groups strive to address the particular needs of mothers of children on and off the spectrum, providing insight, solutions, and emotional support to all special needs without judgement.
We believe there is value, not only in our group leaders, but also from those caregivers who have already gone through the many difficult trials of balancing therapies and educational needs. These caregivers offer inspiration, experience, and wisdom to those going through the process for the very first time.
Our goal is to provide resources that include wellness services for our special needs mothers, and activities in the community they can participate in with their children.