Managing the symptoms of autism can be difficult. If you or your child is struggling, there is help. NAMI and NAMI affiliates are there to provide you with support for you and your family and information about community resources.
Contact the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-6264 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or finding support and resources.
ASD often poses a challenge to a person's ability to interact in society. Lack of education and stigma leaves many people unable to understand that this is a medical disorder. Even for adults, the negative associations others make are more damaging than the symptoms themselves. Fortunately, there are options:
Helping A Family Member Or Friend
Find out more about taking care of your family member or friend and yourself.