Hi my 4 (nearly 5) year old son was diagnosed as having 'autistic spectrum disorder' on Wednesday. I am launching myself into trying to digest all the information out there while trying to figure out the next step. Any advice/direction appreciated.
Hi I am in the same boat my son has just been diagnosed. The information pack I received with my meeting with the lady as St Helen's council all the information pages were pretty much blank as the ink had run out on the printer!!. I have left 3 messages but not received any call back!!
Hi! That's not a good start, My pack contained some local info leaflets and advised to visit this site!
I managed to get through and they have promised me a new pack! Should hopefully get it next week! I also have a form being sent for DLA Disability Living Allowance. This may help to replace items he has broken. (doors / wardrobe / bed!!) :)
He is very "sensory" even the light at the top of my landing he throws things at as he doesn't like it.x I hope as we are at the same stage. Perhaps if you do get good information you will pass it on?? :) As I will for you.x
Check out the family information on this site:
Also, the Autism Services Directory can show you what's available in your area for support, etc:
Autism Services Directory
Finally, I can recommend a book that you might find interesting. One mother's account of bringing up an autistic child, focusing on the rewards:
Making Peace With Autism
You can find cheaper copies elsewhere, probably.
All the best,