Step-by-step plan for suspected autism
Hearing for the first time that your child has (suspected) autism can trigger all kinds of feelings. Every parent experiences it differently, but virtually every parent has many questions. For instance, about what you yourself can do to stimulate your child's development or positively influence the behaviour of your child. The step-by-step plan below can help you with this.
Parents of children with autism have many questions
Hearing for the first time that your child has (suspected) autism can trigger all sorts of feelings. Perhaps you see your own suspicions confirmed, sometimes after a long search for help, and feel relieved. Or maybe you are mainly shocked. You may also feel disbelief. Or anger, guilt or shame. It may also be the case that you and your partner have different perspectives. In any case, virtually all parents who hear that their child has autism have a lot of questions.
What you can do if your child has (suspected) autism
When you hear that there is a serious suspicion of autism in your child, one of the things you want to know is what you can do yourself. Read below which steps you can take. In each step, you will read about what you can do yourself to stimulate your child's development or positively influence the behaviour. You will also read how professional help could contribute to this.