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Iberia Parish Support Group Meeting
September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This support group is for parents, professionals, students and anyone else looking for support and information about autism.
**Food purchase is not required.
The Importance of Support Groups
Living with autism can be very daunting for families with all the difficulties and challenges that it entails. Many parents feel very isolated and that nobody really understands the pressures of dealing with their child on a day-to-day basis. Support groups can be a tremendous source of help to families who have a child with autism.
Support groups enable parents to share information with one another, such as information about therapies or new programs, stories and experiences of living with autism, and advice on how to deal with different professionals. They also allow parents to vent their frustrations, and have their feelings validated and understood. Through these groups, parents can get to hear about training workshops, school services, and attend events that may be beneficial, including social outings. Other benefits include the opportunity to forge long-lasting friendships with other families.