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Autism help

Answered 2 years ago

I’m not looking for any judgement or personal attacks (fairly fragile) but looking to see if anyone knows of support groups (not on Facebook would be better as I don’t use it but can use it if have to)
For parents with kids diagnosed with autism.
Also if anyone has any personal help you could share as I’m struggling to come to terms and find the friends I have don’t ‘get’ what I’m talking about/ talk about their kids and I feel like we are worlds apart :(


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2 years ago
Thanks everyone for your advice and kind words. It means a lot. They’re lovely children but it’s just been tough. Esp the one that doesn’t understand basic concepts. Anyway. I’m going to have a look into what’s been suggested ❤️

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2 years ago
Yeah my almost 3 year old doesn’t talk and has trouble comprehending thing. Gets really frustrating sometimes. 😩 I understand girl, wishing you the best xx

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2 years ago
Hugs and thanks for your reply xx

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2 years ago
I have 2 kids on the spectrum. It was difficult coming to terms with, especially when my second was diagnosed. However, it can’t be changed and from the bottom we can only go up. Thankfully, there is a lot available for child with autism and both of my children have grown so much since starting therapy.

I don’t belong to any support groups. For me I’ve found them unhelpful. I do talk to my children’s therapist.. and a few close friends who are willing to listen to me without judgement or advice giving.

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2 years ago
The B team on Facebook is the most amazing resource. If you don't wish to join you can look up "Lives in the balance" and the work by Ross Greene which the Facebook group is based around. The group isn't Autism specific but has a lot of neurodiversity.


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2 years ago
Hi mate, try not to worry. I bet your kid is awesome.
If you have a local child community health centre and a community development centre they are a pretty bloody good place to start. They might have support groups, social play groups and stuff for kids to chill and do, plus support and a social network for you.
You are not alone, promise.

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2 years ago
Try autism Australia. Best of luck xx

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2 years ago
I recommend Facebook 100%. I’m not a social media person but Facebook is great for that stuff. Just remember having a autistic child isn’t bad some of them are extremely smart and extremely talented when it comes to music!
Good luck!