How can I get help/support for my loved one with autism?
Note: NAMI volunteers are not medical or mental health professionals, and we cannot offer medical or mental health advice. The material outlined below is informational and we hope that it helps provide guidance toward getting support.
You may wish to consult the Autism Spectrum Disorder page of NAMI’s website where you will find information on the spectrum of disorders, current treatments, and ways to support recovery.
The organizations listed below may be of some help:
- Autism Society connects individuals and families affected by autism to the resources they need through community programming, education, advocacy, support, information and referral. Autism Society offers a national helpline to learn about resources and services in your area, and a “Find an Affiliate” locator where individuals/caregivers can find local resources and support groups.
- Autism Speaks provides information and resources to individuals living with autism and their family members, including an information line and a support group locator.
- National Autism Association offers programs, downloadable toolkits and resources and a support group locator.