I have a question for all your moms with special needs kids. Do you entertain? Do you invite people over to your home for fun? We used to, not a lot, but more than we do now. But then as the kids’ problems got worse and B left for a residential treatment facility and M and S started acting out, it became more difficult. We switched churches and invited fewer people, not willing to put our lives on display. We have now switched churches again and I get less trusting as the years pass. Our family is not “normal”. Having one child stay in his room most of the day because he can’t do one single thing my way is not “normal”. I don’t want to explain the abuse, the heartbreak. We really don’t have any friends as a couple that “get” us. I know we need to reach out and take risks, but it’s hard. Does anyone else feel this way? Or are you isolated within your family, too?