My 26 year old son has just been diagnosed with ASD, how do I help him? how do I make my family understand that he's not "a waste of space? Where can I learn more about adults with Autism? I just want to help and understand my son as much as I can. Please Help with any advice you have.
from "the girl with the curly hair project"
from NAS main site
move to this thread "Books/Literature advice" in the "Autistic Adults" section of this forum ---- there is a load of good books mentioned here available on amazon / your library
search in youtube and TEDx channel in youtube for "adult autism",
search twitter and facebook for "autism, autistic"
Look in the Mental Health section in your local library and borrow books on "autism", "temple grandin", "aspergers"
Its probably quite a shock for him so give him time to let it sink in.
Ask him to ask about any post diagnostic groups from the people who diagnosed him.
Get him to join this forum/blog where we can help him.