Online support for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder – helpful or harmful?


According to Hasfizal (seen here with his son Umar who is on the spectrum) Autisme Malaysia has over 70,000 members and seems to be growing exponentially, which is a good sign because it means people want to learn and understand autism better. — HASFIZAL MUKHTAR

Online support is an important tool for people who are affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that they know they are not alone, and can receive and give emotional support to others who may be facing similar challenges in their daily lives, and find solutions together. Whether an individual has ASD, or has a family member, such as a spouse, parent, sibling or child with ASD, peer support is essential.

Peer support online group Healthful Chat advises its community to share views regarding the signs of autism, therapies that have worked, to laugh and cry with others who can understand their personal struggle each day, and to make lifelong friends.

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