Autism | NAMI



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 [email protected] if you have any questions about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or finding support and resources.

Helping Yourself

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.

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).