New to Autism?
If you're new to Autism please know that you are not alone. There are plenty of resources for you and your child.
The first step is to take care of yourself. It's stressful and distressing to hear that your child may have autism. And you may be pouring through the internet to find out more. You'll go through stages of grief and depression. It's totally normal. But try to take care of yourself as best you can. Get the rest you need as well as the nutrition.
You may also be tempted to join a support group. I don't recommend that you do this at first. An overwhelming amount of information will be thrown at you, whether it's the doctor that's referring you to specialists. Or the family and friends who want to be helpful and forward any articles they see on the internet.
I'm guessing that your doctor will connect with resources for Early Intervention, depending on the age of your child. In the meantime, Autism Speaks has a 100 Day Kit for young kids who are newly diagnosed. Click here to read more information.
Feel free to reach out to us. We've been there and happy to be a listening ear.