Support groups can be very helpful when dealing with any developmental disability.
We need professionals too, but professionals often don't understand the challenges of dealing with something like autism on a day-to-day basis.
You become the expert on your child as do other parents.
Support groups can provide the opportunity to learnfrom other parents, but also provide the opportunity to vent when you need to vent.
Support groups also provide the opportunity to learn about community events such as training for families, and provide some helpful information about the autism diagnosis, among others.
This provides an opportunity to talk about the challenges that you face daily and network with others who may have faced the same challenge and had success.
Further, online support groups give parents that 24/7 option that they frequently need.
The following are a list of support groups available to parents of autistic children.
Just copy and paste the link into your internet browser:
These are just a few of the possibilities open to you.
It is important to visit some sites and see which one/s you feel comfortable with. This is just one of the many tricks, tips and techniques that you can use to cope with your Autistic child’s behaviors that feature in my new book “The Parenting Autism Resource Guide”.
The Parenting Autism Resource Guide: