Stress is part of everyday life and small amount of it could be seen as being beneficial. However, experiencing higher level of stress on a near constant basis, as often experienced by people with autism and their families can have a wide range of detrimental consequences.
If your family experiences difficulties, we strongly recommend consulting with a professional who has the experience of dealing with the issues you are experiencing.
Common issues experienced are: anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, sexuality, and anger management.
The Counselling Directory can assist you in locating a professional near you. Please select of distress you are experiencing (e.g. those associated with Asperger Syndrome, or learning disability) and enter your post code on the top right side of the page to start searching through a selection of professionals in your area.