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It’s important for parents with autistic children to learn as much as possible about autism spectrum disorder as soon as their child is diagnosed. A great step to take with an autistic child is to teach your extended family about autism to prevent feeling isolated when discussing autism and to relieve family-induced stress. It’s also good to get involved in groups with other parents that have autistic children and to have outings with these parents who are going through the same things that your family is likely going through.
When parenting a child with autism, having a group of people that can help you out in times of need is very important. Whether this means making connections with teachers and therapists or interacting with other families with autistic children, it’s just very useful in general to have other people to talk to about being the parent of an autistic child, to prevent that isolation that many parents can feel when trying to relate to others.
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