Parent support programmes are designed to provide parents and carers with various forms of support. That support may be provided through the coordination of care to the family, for example, via the local autism team. Or that support may be provided via parent education programmes (interventions designed to tell parents about autism, related issues such as sleep problems, and the interventions and services that may be available to them).
Many parent training and support programmes overlap with other types of intervention. For example, many parent training programmes use one one or more behavioural or developmental techniques.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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