CONCLUSION

Your child’s diagnosis may leave you with many different emotions. No matter what, remember that you are not alone. Others have gone down this road before you. You are stronger than you think. You can learn how to overcome challenges and best meet your child’s needs to help them live as fully and independently as possible.

You may begin to experience the world in a new way. Your priorities may shift, and you will meet some incredible people who are dedicated to helping autistic people succeed. Advances are being made every day in the field of autism research, including many studies looking into new treatments and interventions.

Above all, your child will amaze you with progress both great and small. You and your child may face challenges, but you will also experience moments of great joy. You will learn to celebrate your child’s unique perspective, strengths and interests and have the privilege of guiding them as they grow into a wonderful, special human being.
We offer a number of resources and tool kits on our website to help you navigate this journey with your child. This 100 Day Kit is only the beginning. And the Autism Response Team is ready to answer your questions and connect you with resources.
Call 888-288-4762 (en Español 888-772-9050) or email help@autismspeaks.org. A team member is happy to help you at every step of the way.