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A Parent's Guide to Autism

If your child has recently been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, you have come to the right place.

A Parent’s Guide to Autism was developed as part of Autism Speaks’ series of Family Support Tool Kits to support you and promote a positive future for your child and family during an often challenging time.

You are not alone in this journey and this guide is a step toward finding the help you need to travel the road to optimal outcomes for you, your child and your family. 

Sections include:

  • Response to the Diagnosis
  • Your Role as a Parent
  • Ten Things a Parent Can Do to Help their Child with Autism
  • Building a Support Network
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Personal Story: How I Let Go of My Expectations and Learned Unconditional Love
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

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