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If you are new to autism, you probably have a lot of questions. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information available in books, on the internet and from friends, family and professionals you know.
Here are some important things to know:
- Maybe you always suspected something was different about your child. Or maybe you didn’t. But it’s important to remember that your child is the same today as they were before the diagnosis.
– If you’re not comfortable with the diagnosis, it’s perfectly acceptable to request a second opinion.
– Get plugged in with other families who are just a bit father down this path. They offer support, guidance, resources and understanding.
To help families and individuals new to autism, our organization offers:
- Autism 101: A workshop specifically created for families new to autism to help find a path toward getting information, services and support so that they can make the decisions that are right for them. Autism 101 if offered every other month, in rotating locations.
– Support Groups: Our Support Group meetings are open to individuals on the Autism Spectrum, parents, family members and friends who want to share and learn from each other. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. Support Group meetings are the third Tuesday of every other month.
– Resource Guide: Download a PDF containing a variety of resources for both individuals with ASD and their families.
We welcome all to our workshops or support groups. While recommended, you do not need to be a member to participate in any of our programs.