I am a single Mom of a 7 year old boy diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Autism). We have lived with my Parents since he was a baby. His Dad left when he was 4 months old so my Parents let me stay with them so I would be able to be a stay at Mom until he started school, but when he was 4 he was diagnosed with PDD which changed my future quite a bit. He requires a lot of attention and extra help. I don't have many people I trust him with or that truly understand his unique differences so I'm there pretty much all the time. His Dad isn't really in the picture. I had planned on going to school when he started Kindergarten, but I don't even know how I would hold a job and also be there for him at home. I feel like I'm stuck at my Parents. I am already 28 and I still live with them. I have absolutely no schooling and I just wish things were easier. It would be nice to have a place of my own, but I don't even see how that would be possible. I need to be there to take my son to school, pick him up, take him to therapy appointments. I have to do all of those things for him. Plus he gets sick a lot and has many sensory issues which make school extremely difficult. How am I supposed to do that and also have a job? He needs so much extra help and guidence. Has anybody been in a similar situation? How can I be a single Mom living on her own with a child with special needs and still be there for him? I feel like I'm stuck and not going anywhere in life. Any suggestions?