Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Get Organised

Life can be stressful, particularly when you have children with ASD. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the things you don’t know or don’t understand or because you simply feel like you have little control over your child. Their behaviour can be challenging and this in itself can be frustrating.

One way to overcome much of the stress we face (unfortunately some levels of stress will always be present) is to get organised.

Organisation can be a very effective tool when it comes to maintaining or decreasing stress in your life. 

Creating routines are a big help, as is using a resource such as The Carer Record Folder.

Especially designed for carers and particularly helpful for those managing a child with a disability or additional needs, the Carer Record Folder was created to simplify the process of attending various appointments by filing all important paperwork and information in one easily accessible folder. No more frantic searching for paperwork - just pick up the folder and go.

The folder is broken down into specific categories for ease:  Personal, Medical, Assessments, Therapies, Correspondence, Education, Centrelink, Funding/Concessions, Receipts/Statements and Information/Notes. It also contains a variety of forms to record all types of information such as Medicare information, contacts, medications, hospital visits and more and comes with a CD of the forms to enable you to complete forms electronically and print extra copies off as and when you need them.

For the price of $50, the Carer Record Folder will bring great peace of mind when it comes to managing your appointments and paperwork.  Preparing for situations that can cause stress can definitely be a big help when it comes to managing your stress.

There will always be ups and downs when you live with a child with ASD, you just have to identify ways to ensure that certain aspects of your life are still within your control.

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