Parenting is the most challenging job that some adults undertake. With such high demands, it’s not uncommon to feel frustrated. Parents can lose control when they are feeling isolated, involved in difficult relationships, experiencing financial stress or lacking information on child development and child-rearing techniques.

However, becoming an informed parent will help you build effective child rearing skills and find your place in the community.

“Despise not any man/woman and do not deem anything unworthy of consideration, for there is no man/woman that does not have his/her hour and no thing that does not have its place.”

Ethics of the Fathers 4:3

Local Resources

UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) At Nova Southeastern University (

Provides services to people of all ages with autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder childhood disintegrative disorder or Rhett’s Syndrome and individuals with a dual sensory impairment with other handicapping conditions. Also offers support to families and professionals involved with these individuals. They host several parent support groups across the tri-county area.

211 Helpline

In Miami Dade there is a separate confidential and free of charge 211  HelpLine which provides supports to the families by providing answers and referring to resources. There you can also find information about support groups, upcoming events, et cetera.

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