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5 Essential Steps To Take For An Autism New Diagnosis.

So you are asking, my child was diagnosed with autism now what?

The American Psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, people with asd-

There is no autism test, but there are symptoms that are common.

  1. Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people 
  2. Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors 
  3. Symptoms that affect the person’s ability to function in school, work, and other areas of life

Autism New Diagnosis

Whether in the United States or abroad, people with autism have a growing number of resources to assist with the fullest life possible.

Early childhood is the optimum time to start treating autism spectrum disorder asd and Asperger’s Syndrome.  

Brain development is on going in young  children, and kids can respond successfully to early treatment.

Does your child have repetitive behaviors, developmental delays, or difficulty with communication skills? Autism can be diagnosed at 18 months old.

If your child was just diagnosed with autism make sure you start with these 5 steps!

1.  Apply For Early Intervention Services

Request a free evaluation.  

Early intervention services provide extra help to kids with a special needs diagnosis, such as autism.

Young children started in early intervention programs have the best chance for growth, developing to their full potential and getting the best start in life possible.

2.  Apply For A Medicaid Waiver

  • Many types of therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech, Recreational Therapy
  • Case Management/Behavior Management
  • Psychological Services
  • Day Programs
  • Respite Nursing
  • In Home Caregivers & many others

3.  Create an IEP Through Your Child’s School

If your child is in school and aged 3 or older, request an evaluation from the school to determine if your child is eligible.

Submit your request in writing to your child’s teacher or principal. Keep a copy for yourself.

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a legal document that maps out special education instruction supports and additional services that are needed.

4.  Find A Developmental Pediatrician for Autism Spectrum Disorder

A developmental pediatrician is a specialist who specializes in childhood developmental and behavioral issues.

You are building a team of specialists to work with your child.  A developmental pediatrician will be your child’s primary doctor.  He/She can monitor development over time.

Pediatric Developmental-Behavioral Health Directory US

https://www.healthgrades.com/pediatric-developmental-behavioral-health-directory

5.  Start A Developmental Pediatrician

Your child will need to see several doctors and therapists for treatment.  Keeping a notebook of behaviors you notice, the time they happen and the reason they occur. 

This will give your treatment team valuable information to help your child.

This can include:

  1. stimming behaviors 
  2. eating issues
  3. avoiding textures
  4. lining up objects
  5. strict routines
  6. meltdowns
  7. trouble changing activities

Autism New Diagnosis

AUTISM SPEAKS EARLY INTERVENTION FINDER

https://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide

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More resources to explore:

Northeast Peds

Autism Jabberwocky

Motherly

The Philadelphia Sun

Life Hack

Yan Jep

The Philadelphia Star

Color Web Mag

OU Help

I Live Ok

Howard Autism 

Hyatok

Baku

Istahary

Scientific Psychotherapy

Make sure your first steps autism treatment starts quickly.  The best results happen when kids start treatment early.

Newly parents 

AUTISM SPEAKS EARLY INTERVENTION FINDER

https://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide

More Resources To Explore

https://www.theautismdailybrew.com/blog/

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

 

About Brewgirl

Hey there!  I'm Betsy.  Mom, RN, special education teacher and blogger at The Autism Daily Brew.  Working hard to bring you the best resources in autism.

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