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What to do after your child's autism diagnosis.

 Getting a diagnosis of any kind is hard for everyone.Getting an autism diagnosis is hard as it not only affects the child but the whole family. I am going to outline a few things you can do after receiving an autism diagnosis for your child. Accepting the diagnosis -This is the most important thing you can do as a parent is to accept the diagnosis. We need to understand getting a diagnosis is not a bad thing as it allows your child to get access to the right supports and services to allow them to be the best they can be. Some parents are in denial and find it harder to accept the diagnosis. It is normal to feel sad, upset and ponder over why your child had to get the diagnosis. I was sad too but it is important the quicker we can accept the diagnosis we can start helping our child by finding the right supports and services to help them. Starting therapy with evidence-based interventions -There are several interventions available to treat autism. Some are evidence-based and many are no