What to Do After the Autism Diagnosis
By Lisa Jo Rudy, Autism.About.com
A brief intro article for parents receiving an autism diagnosis. One of my favorite suggestions from the article:
Remember That Your Child has not Changed
"Yesterday, your child was not labeled autistic. Today, he or she has been handed that label by a professional. But the label doesn't change your child or your love for him or her. All the good things you saw in your child yesterday are still there today -- and will be there forever. Part of your job will be to help him or her build on those strengths to compensate for the challenges of autism."
Read the entire article here: http://autism.about.com/od/whatisautism/ss/afterdiagnosis.htm