|Georgia Asperger's Organization
We are dedicated to reaching and teaching families & communities
about Asperger's and HFA (high functioning autism) awareness through
family and community events, workshops, and monthly meetings.
We just found out that we have Asperger's!!!
(or think I may have AS) Now What?
|Feel free to email us at any time with ideas, resources, suggestions, or questions.
|Dr. Goldstein is a child and
specializing in the
evaluation and treatment of
children presenting with a
variety of behavioral,
Her home office is
with the Marcus
Institute. She also
has a satellite office
in Athens with
To schedule an
and advocacy within
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10 suggestions you should do after
receiving a diagnosis of
1) Take a deep breath, and relax.
2) Learn: find out as much as you can about Aspergers Syndrome.
Knowledge is power. Start with Tony Attwood's book. Start here or
3) Find a good pediatrician who knows about and has experience
with Aspergers Syndrome.
4) Contact your son or daughter's school. If the school is unaware of
AS but willing to learn and work with you bombard them with
information. If they seem unwilling to be co-operative, consider all
of your options. You are your child's advocate and protector, be
assertive with the school but not aggressive. Start here or here
5) Find a support group. The value of being able to talk to other
parents about the situation without feeling dumb can not be
over-estimated. You are not alone although it may seem that way
when your child is the only diagnosed child in the school. Start here
6) Consider using a mentor or an advocate to help you obtain
services for your child at school. You cannot do it alone, as a parent
you are automatically disqualified from giving an expert opinion
even if you are one.
7) Apply for Medicaid waivers that you are eligible or may be
eligible to receive and discuss options with your family physician.
8) Investigate respite care.
9) Contact your local Autism Association and see what services they
can provide Start here
10) Get the whole family involved. You cannot do it
|First 100 days after our
Autism Spectrum diagnosis
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about self advocacy