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Importance of Community Support & Involvement
Parents often say they feel isolated from the community. Having a child with autism and the associated behaviors, combined with the feeling of isolation and social stigmas can make their lives more challenging. Unfortunately, stigma plays a large role in families feeling shamed and isolated because their family is different from what others expect. Autism is a complex neurological disorder that affects the individual’s language, social interaction, and behavior. The stigmas and isolation make it difficult for families to go out in the community and find a social network and support for their child with autism.
The North Dakota Autism Center (NDAC) has created community programs to help these families. The Enrichment Center, safeTY jacket, and Sensory & Inclusive Community Partner programs were created to help families feel welcome, safe, and part of the community.
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