One of the most difficult roles a parent will ever assume is that of the single parent. It doesn't matter how a parent arrived at that state: divorced, widowed, or single by choice, it is a daily challenge. When a mom or dad is a single parent and there is a child with autism to care for, the challenges can make life feel like a true burden. But it can be done. It just takes a little more effort, organization, and, of course, a lot of love.