Autism Helpline: Autism Support

Autism (ASD) is a bio-neurological disorder that typically becomes evident before the age of three. No two individuals with autism are alike. Caring for a child, parent, or loved one with autism can be difficult, but you are not alone. Fortunately, there are many different autism caregiver support systems readily available all across the country.

Some children with ASD may experience a lesser or greater degree of side-effects and symptoms. Unfortunate behaviors with communication and reoccurring habits and regimens that come with ASD can make life difficult for the entire family. The parents of a child with ASD must make sure that they have a reliable support system, which helps your child manage the challenges that come with the disorder. Having support will help you learn how to manage your mental awareness when figuring out the best way for you to care for and raise your child with ASD.

Whether you want to share your own experiences about managing ASD or learn more about the challenges and successes others have experienced, the ExtendaTouch autism helpline will enable you to connect with actual people who share the same everyday experiences.

How can ExtendaTouch help me?

The ExtendaTouch autism network consists of unpaid family caregivers across the entire U.S. ExtendaTouch provides online tools for the members to share information and support; perhaps even current news about:

  • Socializing and participating in activities
  • Dealing with issues your child may be having in school
  • Avoiding certain triggers
  • Therapies and treatments
  • Maintaining a healthy and safe lifestyle

You can feel safe in the ExtendaTouch anonymous network expressing yourself or learning from other caregivers about your most pressing questions. ExtendaTouch is here to assist you in meeting other family caregivers to find information and support through the autism support group online. ExtendaTouch doesn't provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Shirley
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
andyc, ExtendaTouch facilitator
The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years. They provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and the community at national, state, and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates. This is a direct link to their non-profit organization. https://www.autism-society.org/about-the-autism-society/#
mmccarter
Volunteered for programs in high school for kids with autism. Have spent time communicating and engaging.
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a male
Candayce1
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
TeaTee06
I have two sons with autism. They grew up in age where this was not an know issue and there were not a lot of resources or advice on how to deal with this. I have had to navigate school systems, doctors and all kinds of therapy.
I care(d) a total of 29 years for a male
SherryB
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 40 years for a female
Lyfmya
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale
ThuyCares
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a male
Maya
I have a child with Autism and have learned a lot over 16 years. I would be happy to help anyone with younger children.