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RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES STRUGGLING WITH AUTISM

A child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) every 20 minutes, making the need for information, education, and resources more important than ever. Parents and family members need one place to turn to for information. Like many families of children who have been diagnosed with ASDs, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You may be concerned about your child’s developmental progress, about whether your child received an appropriate diagnosis, and about what your next steps should be.

The resources listed below provide information for families at different stages of the ASD diagnosis process, to assist them in finding help for their children and support for their family.

Autism Fact Sheet (English and Spanish)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Learn more about the facts, signs, diagnoses, and treatment for ASDs.

A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF Booklet)
This information packet focuses on autism, Asperger syndrome, and PDD-NOS, with brief descriptions of Rett syndrome and CDD in the section “Related disorders.”

Autism Speaks
If you have concerns about the development of your child or someone you care about, you have come to the right place.

Torchlight through Bright Horizons