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  • My child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. What is my next step?

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    Try not to feel overwhelmed, but find good information and take it step by step.

    Information here will get you started and link you to useful resources.

    Also, remember to take care of yourself during the process. Having a child with ASD can affect everyone in the family.

    Get early intervention services as soon as possible.

    Is your child covered by private insurance?

    Contact your insurance company to find out if Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech therapy, psychological, or other services are available for children with ASD.

    See the Guide for Insurance Representative Communications for questions to ask.

    Is your child covered by Medicaid Insurance?

    Contact your local Community Mental Health to access Applied Behavior Analysis, speech therapy, psychological, or other services.

    Ask anyone who is working with your child how you can teach and support your child at home. Use goals and strategies taught at school and in therapy during your daily routines.

    Connect with your local autism support group. Also be sure to take care of yourself and your family. This might include seeking parent training or sibling support groups.

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