Starting the Autism Journey – getting a child diagnosed and next steps

Over the past number of years, Autism has enjoyed greater visibility and awareness among the general public in Ireland. However, there is still a level of uncertainty when it comes to how a parent or guardian might go about having their child assessed and diagnosed. Great uncertainty also exists among society in relation to what language is appropriate to use when talking about and to those on the autism spectrum.

AsIAm made the decision to publish ‘Starting the Autism Journey’ as a result of the high volume of daily correspondence from concerned families all over the country who didn’t know where to turn for help. They needed information, support and guidance about how to get their children assessed and what to do following a diagnosis.

This resource was produced in conjunction with Lucena Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Dublin.

This recourse, the first of three packs, is for parents/guardians and includes a range of vital information on getting your child diagnosed. Below you will find the page numbers of all the sections in the resource.

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