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(p. 455) Family Support and Participation 

(p. 455) Family Support and Participation
(p. 455) Family Support and Participation

Jennifer B.G. Symon

and Mendy A. Boettcher

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date: 23 October 2020

This chapter explores family support and participation. It highlights the importance of valuing and including familymembers and the family system when developing intervention plans for individualswith autism. Pertinent issues that often arise for families of childrenwith autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are presented, followed by the identified benefits of including familymembers in intervention planning. Finally, strategies for success are introduced for those who support individuals with autism and for their families.

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