Just got the dreaded Autism diagnosis, where to start?
August 8, 2014 9:14 AM Subscribe
My two and half old son got diagnosed with autism yesterday. I am obviously freaking out. Where do I start?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I always knew my child was a little different since he's pretty calm and easygoing and everyone says he's "so cute", but he's not very social in that he plays alone a lot and doesn't respond to his name or follow orders well. He's also not talking yet. We started him on therapy a few months ago and the therapist *almost* assured us she didn't think it was autism. The therapy's helped a lot, but we saw a neurologist on my pediatrician's suggestion and the neurologist said a bunch of stuff, mostly going around the "A" word, but here we are anyway.
I'm not in the US so I'm not looking for any location-based resources, but I need to educate myself (books? websites?) and maybe start looking for resources of what can be done at home to help my little one get a jump start on this and maybe have the best prognosis we can help him get.
Any words of support also welcome, this has already been a hell of a year for me and my family....and now this.