Learning that your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be overwhelming. It can also be a relief. It is normal to feel a range of emotions and normal for family members to process their emotions differently.
Take time to care for yourself and each other. It is important to remember that your child, after being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, is still the same child as before the diagnosis. It may take time to come to terms with this new information. Learning more about autism can help equip you to provide what is best for your child.
Although there is no cure, intervention can decrease some of the characteristics. The earlier an intervention is initiated the better. Treatment, tailored to your child’s needs, can result in improved communication, social skills, and behavior.
[Above text by: Kansas University Medical Center,http://www.kumc.edu]