The Spectrum Parents group is made up of local parents of children on the Autism Spectrum. The group is "closed" or private, which means you'll need to request an invite from the group moderator, Suzi Noyes. I know many parents who are able to build supportive relationships with others, even though everyone is so busy with life. You'll find links to resources, websites, blogs, events calendars, and, most importantly, other parents to connect with.
One of the group's goals is to remain positive and helpful, which means that you can turn to other parents, without the fear of being judged. If you're a parent in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads with a child on the spectrum, I'd really encourage you to check out the Spectrum Parents group.