My Child was Just Diagnosed with Autism. What do I do?

If  it hasn’t happened to you then chances are it has happened to a friend, a family member or a co-worker.  Autism is on the rise and more and more parents find themselves hearing the words, “You need to get your child tested for Autism.”  While it is terrible for parents to hear that, if their child does have Autism getting a proper diagnosis, as soon as possible can begin a world of improvement.  We know now that from the time a parent first has concerns about their child’s developement to the time that intervention takes place is too long.  It’s hell for the parents and it is wasted time for a child who needs help. 

For the next six weeks Everyday Autism Miracles is going to focus on what a parent or caregiver can do before during and right after Autism diagnosis to speed the process and to begin healing.  This week our topic is Diagnosis.  We will be talking at length with experts and parents about who to go to for diagnosis, what tests should be done and what the results mean.  We’re going to answer all the questions you have about PDDnos, Aspergers and Autism and what separates them.   We’ll give tips on what to do while waiting for your child to be tested and how start helping your child NOW.

Have questions?  Or want to tell your diagnosis story?  You can email Shannon at shannon@everydayautismmiracles.com or you can call in to the live show at 877.864.4869

Everyday Autism Miracles airs live every Friday at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, 1pm Central Time, Noon Mountain Time and 11am Pacific Time on Toginet Radio.  Free podcasts of the show can be downloaded at www.toginet.com/shows/everydayautismmiracles and on Itunes.

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One response to “My Child was Just Diagnosed with Autism. What do I do?

  1. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often can be reliably detected by age 3. In some cases even earlier than that. Recent studies suggest that kids may eventually be accurately diagnosed by the age of 1 year or even younger. One thing for certain is that if your child shows any of the early warning signs of autism then they should be evaluated by a professional who specializes in autism disorders. Visit my site to learn more about autism signs and symptoms

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