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.
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,
Thanks I will check them out!