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 you build effective child rearing skills and find your place in the community.

“Just as no two faces are alike, so are no two minds alike.”

B. Barakhot 58a

Local Resources

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. Also offers support to families and professionals involved with these individuals.

South Florida Institute on Aging (formerly Impact Broward)
Volunteer service organization offering opportunities for older adults to provide support and companionship to frail elderly and adults with disabilities. Also provides respite care for caregivers.

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