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 build effective child rearing skills and find a place within the community.

“Greet all people with a smile.”

Ethics of the Fathers 3:16

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. CRD also offers support to families and professionals involved with these individuals.

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.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has developed a toolkit for families and youth titled, Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services this toolkit was created to assist transition-age youth with significant disabilities, as well as their family and friends, to navigate the world of PAS including transitioning to work, college and living on their own.

Americans Live With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
of Children Have Been Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability