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How can you get support when you're parenting child with autism spectrum disorder?

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Whether online or face-to-face, support from other families, professionals, and friends can be a big help. Support groups can be a good way to share advice and information and meet other parents dealing with similar challenges. Individual, marital, or family counseling can be helpful, too. Think about what might make your life a little easier, and ask for help.

SOURCES: 

Autism Society: “Facts and Statistics.”

Working Mother: “Parenting a Child with Autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Assembling Your Team,” “11 Tips for New Autism Parents.”

Pediatrics: “Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children with Autism: A Population-Based Study.”

HelpGuide.org: “Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Autism Society: “Facts and Statistics.”

Working Mother: “Parenting a Child with Autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Assembling Your Team,” “11 Tips for New Autism Parents.”

Pediatrics: “Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children with Autism: A Population-Based Study.”

HelpGuide.org: “Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

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