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Support Groups

Support groups are groups of individuals who provide a variety of help and other forms of support to each other.

Some support groups are designed to help individuals on the autism spectrum while others are designed to help parents and carers or professionals and paraprofessionals.

Some support groups are facilitated by professionals while others are run entirely by the group members. Some groups meet face to face while others meet online.

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