Need Support Group/ Autism and Divorce

Updated on August 08, 2009
J.P. asks from San Jose, CA
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My dear friend is going through a divorce. Her 4.5 yr old son is also autistic. He's a beautiful and fabulous little guy who is madly in love with his parents. She's having a very hard time - as you can imagine. i feel like a fool when I talk to her since I have no idea what to say. Just wondering if any of you know of support groups I could refer to her. Thanks in advance for your input.

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R.W.

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Parents Helping Parents (PHP) should be able to help.

If you think you are saying the wrong things, try just listening to your friend with your mouth closed. ;)

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S.L.

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there is a group that is called Parents Helping Parents that can put you in touch with a support group in your area-My friend also has an autistic son(now 12) and she used to run a support group but gave it up a few years ago,I don't know who runs it now-PHP should be able to help you find something for your friend

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C.M.

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The website for Parents Helping Parents is www.php.com

They have all sorts of help for parents from support groups to informational lectures.

Good luck

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S.L.

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You don't say where your friend lives, but here's a group I stumbled on in the Stockton/Modesto area: www.valleysnafu.com.

They're website looks like it has plenty of resources even if the meetings are too far away.

I have to say, the Educational Specialists at PHP are amazing. I had one spend a couple of hours with me on the phone coaching me on what to say at my daughter's first IEP meeting. She also e-mailed documents and followed up to see how the meeting went.

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T.Y.

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have her try PHP.com i go there alot as i have autistic twin girls so i know what shes goin through xs 2 OMG!!!!! If she needs advice or someone to talk to have her e mail me at [email protected]____.com anytime.

Twincerly T.

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