Parent of Newly Diagnosed Child


Welcome, we’re glad you are here and that you’ve found us. Discovering that your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder is a difficult and challenging time for families. To some, the diagnosis comes out of the blue, for many, however, the diagnosis is the end of a long period of anxiety and questions and comes with a sense of relief. Getting the diagnosis is only the start of the journey, however. Now that you know where to begin, we can help with information, knowledge, understanding and support.

This section will start with our top ten things to do first. Feel free to read the list in any order, the suggestions are not prioritized, they can be done in any order, do the things that matter to YOU first. As always, if you need to talk to someone, you can call our office at 888-453-4975 or e-mail us ( with a specific question.



  1. Connect with Support Systems
  2. Build Your Team
  3. Understand the Diagnosis
  4. Learn Your Legal Rights
  5. Get Organized
  6. Take Care of Your Family and Yourself
  7. Learn the Special Education System and How To Navigate It
  8. Plan for the Future
  9. Enjoy Your Child!
  10. Continue the Learning Process

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