Once again my autistic son went looking for work, and was turned down. They immediately start questioning his "accent", and start saying there aren't any openings. This was the last place i could think of to look for work. I'm out of options. I feel like I'm sitting with him on a bench at the end of a dead-end street. We live on a small Portuguese island, where the labor market is limited. He has a Canadian passport, but with housing gone through the roof there, he has no possibilities of finding housing on his own. The same goes for mainland Portugal, the U.S., and the U.K. The future for him is bleak. When I die, he will have no means to support himself. He will end up homeless and hungry. I know this is not logical, but there are many days like this that I feel so hopeless, I just want to kill myself so bad.

Posted by claudia.avila96 at 2024-04-26 14:52:43 UTC