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How do I build a support system as a parent of a child with autism?

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Seek out local groups and parent network organizations for families of children with autism. Ask your physician or child developmental specialist for referrals. Join online chat groups for parents of children with autism.

From: Parenting a Child With Autism WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Autism Fact Sheet." National Mental Health Information Center: "Children and Adolescents with Autism." National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview: What We Know" and "Autism research at the NICHD." National Institutes of Health: "Gene linked to autism in families with more than one affected child."  Centers for Disease Control: "Vaccines and Autism: Important Conclusions from the Institute of Medicine."




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Autism Fact Sheet." National Mental Health Information Center: "Children and Adolescents with Autism." National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview: What We Know" and "Autism research at the NICHD." National Institutes of Health: "Gene linked to autism in families with more than one affected child."  Centers for Disease Control: "Vaccines and Autism: Important Conclusions from the Institute of Medicine."




Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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