The days following a diagnosis of autism might feel like a grieving period for some parents. They may need to take some time to process what the diagnosis means for their child and family.
They may need to grieve for the life they thought their child would have. This may take some time, then, after the dust settles, they must start researching and planning the next steps. Life may be different for their child, but their child can still lead a full and enriching life. It is therefore important to be proactive and early intervention can be critical.
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