I'm not much of a support group person. I've had some great experiences learning from other parents of autistic children, but not in that particular kind of setting.
So, I've made my own support group.
Keith and I continue to be grateful beyond words for the people in our lives who:
understand Henry as best they can,
accept him and our sometimes nontraditional parenting,
modify situations to include him,
and love us well.
Today was Dine 4 Autism, so the ladies in the neighborhood gathered at one of the participating restaurants for lunch, two of them taking breaks from their jobs to make it happen.
That's where I ran into Henry's favorite ninjutsu instructor, who had also dined out at a participating restaurant for breakfast!
Whatever your "hard" is, find your village and allow them to love you. And love them back.