When your child receives a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), all sorts of emotions come into play. There's fear, anger, worry, resentment, and sometimes a huge sense of relief that you’ve finally gotten confirmation that what you’ve been concerned about actually has a name. There are steps you can take to ensure that your child gets the attention they need. We're here to help.
It’s normal to feel so many different emotions, and sometimes they all come at you at once! Looking at raising a child with ASD as a marathon instead of a sprint definitely helps, but at the same time, you don’t want to delay some of the research based interventions that have been validated over the last 30 years.
Certainly, the following list is not a standard for everyone, because everyone is different, but it will help you get started. ASF is here to offer you guidance and support. We're happy to point you in the right direction and help you find the resources and information you need.