Here are some of the resources that can help when your child is first diagnosed.
The best advice I can give you is this: Go. Slow.
It’s a whole new way of seeing the world, a whole new language and it can be overwhelming. If you find yourself going crazy, please talk to someone who has already been through this. There are plenty of online communities where you can find moms in the same boat if you find a shortage in your local community. Of course, you are always welcome to contact me directly. I’d love to help.
If you suspect that your child may have autism or another developmental disorder, these tools may help you.