Introduction - What if my child has autism?

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When you discover your child has autism you want to take action and support them. Here's a guide that will answer your questions and help you find your way.

Whether you have an autism diagnosis or you're just concerned, we'll tell you where to start.

Learning your child has autism can be overwhelming.  But it can also be a relief to know what's going on. You are not alone! There are services and people who can help.

A diagnosis of autism has a brighter outlook now than it did even a few years ago. New research is helping us understand autism better, and there are many new treatments and therapies to support our children.

There are also more ways to test children to see if they are on the spectrum, have a different diagnosis, or just need extra support.

As a parent, you know your child better than anyone.  So you will be a big part of helping the doctors and therapists know how to help them. We'll help you learn what to do!

We hope this Guide will answer your questions. If not, we'll tell you who to call.

 

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