In this study, we contribute to the limited database on the perspectives of service providers including teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists working with students with ASD in Iran. Specifically, we examined the types of supports received, challenges faced, the collaboration between providers and families, and overall job satisfaction. Data in this qualitative study were gathered through the use of semi-structured, open-ended individual interviews conducted remotely and were analyzed using thematic analysis to identify patterns of meaning. Overall, findings indicated that most participants felt unsupported in their role as service provider and identified a number of challenges to effectively perform their jobs. These challenges included lack of appropriate space and/or equipment, training, financial compensation, and support for families. Positive aspects of the job include collaborating effectively with other professionals and overall job satisfaction. Implications for educational and governmental agencies are provided, along with limitations of the study and suggestions for future research.

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