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I agree that getting and retaining a job in your situation is extremely difficult. My first suggestion would be to make a complete and honest assessment of your interests and skills; no matter how trivial you may think they are. Are you an excellent typist, do you like to paint, draw, craft, sew, cook, drive, talk on phone, organize, design, garden, arrange flowers, clean, be with children, elderly people?????? On and on. Make it an exhaustive list. Take a couple of days, so you don't forget anything. No one is going to see it but you, so write down every little thing.
Once it is compiled, sort into the "like" "like a lot" " like a little" "only do as a last result" etc. I can't guarantee that will get you a job, but it will visually help you to see what you might be able to do from home.
I have read your story with great interest. I like the reply where it was suggested you start to write and blog. I, too, have a special needs child (who is now 39 years old). I have attended a workshop called "Fast Cash." It was suggested there that we find something we love to do and monetize it. What do you love to do? How can you turn that into an income?
The other reply concerned what you like to do, etc. Again, how can you turn your skills and knowledge into an income?
Is there any way you can get out of the house for a couple of hours a day to become a Juice Plus or Jafra consultant? There are many home-based businesses that might fit into your schedule.
I look forward to hearing from you.