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Starting a Parent Support Group

Six people sitting in a semicircle during a support group.

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Help with Autism

Overview

Parents of a child on the autism spectrum often attend a support group where other parents understand they issues they face. These groups may take the form of providing relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding, and establishing social networks.

This fact sheet from autism-help.org gives basic instructions for starting a parent support group.

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