A common feature of autism is anxiety, and this can make change very difficult for people with autism. This becomes quite challenging when transitioning from a teenager to an adult. When an individual becomes an adult, they are not given the same care and support since it is expected that adults will be more independent, so it is greatly important for family and friends to help the person with autism cope with the change and receive the appropriate transition services. Also, many people are not aware of this syndrome and misunderstand the people with autism, so in order for them to create new relationships with coworkers or peers in school, they must be able to fully communicate and explain to them what their disorder is and why they behave the way they do.
Appropriate intervention and support can help individuals to develop the right skills to cope with their disability. Social skills preparation can help people on the autism spectrum in understanding how to read the different outlooks of social situations. Furthermore, counselling or psychological therapy can also support them to comprehend and manage their behavioral reactions. Inspiration and moral support are very important to being able to live a constructive and independent life
Autism is a permanent condition and the quality of life for individuals with this disorder depends not only on the groundwork provided as a child, but on constant support specific to their educational, medical, social, family and employment needs as they age. There are different types of support groups that are offered to individual with this syndrome, for example, support groups can be either self-help groups, run either by peers (other families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder), or by professionals specialized in the field.
Families can discover support groups in numerous ways, for instance, through specific autism spectrum disorder schooling and support organizations, through institutes, organizations or doctors, and even on the internet. Groups are typically offered ‘face-to-face’ or even know they can be conveyed through internet established communities. Support groups can differ depending on the situation of every individual, they are often intended to offer focused provision for specific problems. Such as, support groups for the family of people with autism spectrum disorder to help them understand and relate to their sibling, teaching them different way to interact with the individual as well as providing them with emotional support.
There are also groups for individuals who are ready to become independent and they are looking for the tools and counseling to be able to function around society without constant help or assistance. Nonetheless, these groups present a place for parents, families and individual to share experiences, get information and guidance, and make friends and even sometimes