“It's because we do it in a supportive environment we help parents."
Once a month families get together to talk and share their experiences of raising a child with autism. One group that puts these events together is autism ties support central and according to co-director Sharon Rodas it lets parents know they're not alone.
"Frequently parents feel they're the only ones going through these issues and we shares these experiences with each other and find out were not alone."
The group was founded five years ago and for member Adriana Rosas and her son Kevin it allows them to be around others and learn ways to over come challenges.
"The behavioral issues are what we focus on. When we go to the grocery store it's not that easy for us. We enjoy bring the kids out it helps us out a lot."
Getting support from others who understand what you’re going through is why parents join these support groups. Sharon Rodas' son was diagnosed at the age of two and says after receiving the news her and her family have learned a lot.
"Eye contact was part of the issues and his vocabulary was limited. My family has come along way they've learned along with me.”