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Understanding autism
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2.2 Problems in accessing support

A big problem for many parents is finding out what support is available and how to access it. With so much information available online, this might seem surprising. But not everyone has the time, money or skills to seek the help that they need, and there is also the difficulty of deciding which of the many services offered are reputable and risk-free. These difficulties may be particularly salient in ethnic minority communities, accentuated by cultural reservations about using the forms of support that are offered, as Dr Prithvi Perepa explains in these video clips:

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Yet Prithvi also emphasises that different cultural attitudes to autism may help ethnic families to view autism positively and to seek the support they need within their own community:

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