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ASD - First 100 Days Kit

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First 100 Days Kit (by Autism Speaks) is "A tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis."  Highly recommended if  your child is has developmental delays and/or suspected/diagnosed Autism Spectrm Disorder.  (The booklet is at the bottom of this article)

What topics does the booklet cover? 

About Autism
Why was my child diagnosed with Autism? And what does it mean?
Why does my child need a diagnosis of Autism?.
How is Autism Diagnosed?.
What is Autism?.
More information on the Symptoms of Autism.,,
Unique Abilities that may Accompany Autism.
Physical & Medical Issues that may Accompany Autism.,

You, Your Family & Autism
How will I deal with the diagnosis?,,
Tips from Experienced Parents.,
What should we know about our younger and future children?.
How will this effect our Family?
Sharing Your Struggle.
Fifteen Tips for your Family.,

Getting Your Child Services
How do I get help my child get the help he needs?.
Accessing Services
Your Child’s Rights.,

Treating Autism
How is Autism Treated?.
Treatments for Core Symptoms-
    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).,
    Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)
    Verbal Behavior (VB) ,
    Floortime (DIR),
    Relationship Development Intervention (RDI).
    Training & Education of Autistic & Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)
    Social Communication/Emotional Regulation/Transactional Support (SCERTS),
Treatment for Associated, Medical & Biological Symptoms-
Is there a Cure?
Choosing the Right Intervention

Making it Happen
Assembling Your Team
Hiring Therapists.
Managing Your Team
Including Your Family in Your Child’s Therapy
Suggested Books & Websites.,,,

Action Plan for the next Days

Autism Safety Kit .

Useful Forms.


Your Local Resources

[source: http://www.autismspeaks.org ] 

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