The idea of having a support group for parents of children with autism is great.
There’s a support group for everything, so why not a support group for parents of children on the autism spectrum?
But as autism parents know, getting to and from an in-person support group isn’t always the easiest.
That’s why parent support groups have formed all over the country. They speak to our larger need to connect and learn from like-minded individuals.
And that’s why we also see a proliferation of support groups for autism parents online–ranging from informal Facebook groups to more formal support networks on established autism websites and forums.
Now there is.
We’ve worked with parents for years. Most of the individuals who make up our small team at AnswersNow are also parents.
That’s why we listened carefully and created the AnswersNow app, which connects parents with their very own autism clinician.
One family. One clinician who gets to know that family better and better over time.
It’s not a support group, per se, but based on how we’re seeing parents use the app, it might as well be.
Then, you answer a few quick questions so that we can get to know you and match you with the perfect expert for your family.
And then it’s time to start chatting.
You can ask your autism clinician whatever you want.
Anything you need help with, absolutely anything that is going on in your or your child’s life, is fair game.
This is what we are talking about when we say it’s like a support group.
It’s emotional and informational autism support in your phone. Or on your computer.
Wherever you happen to be, you can message your personal clinician for support.
Maybe you have this common question:
“Is this an autism thing or a normal boy thing / girl thing / fill-in-the-blank thing?”
Or maybe it’s a little more specific than that.
For instance, we have had parents ask about potty-training, about how to help their children talk more, and about how to help their children develop and maintain friendships.
Or maybe it’s general advice you’re looking for, like how to get your son or daughter to sleep through the night.
Whatever it is, you can ask your AnswersNow autism clinician for support.
And guess what?
Your personal clinician can also provide customized suggestions of community resources and providers based on where you live.
And all of this is available for the price of a typical co-pay–$39 a month.
But don’t worry, we want you to try it before you commit. That’s why we offer a month of free messaging.
AnswersNow clinicians are real people. They have families of their own. They all are board-certified and all have been working with families with special needs for years.
Not convenient to attend a support group once a month?
Here’s an alternative that provides the power of a support group from the convenience of your own home.