The Next Steps After Receiving Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

If you’ve recently learned about your child’s autism, you’re likely feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused, and unsure about what to do next. You may feel indifferent and as if you can’t support your child to the best of your ability—But you can, and you will. 

There’s a lot to learn about the new journey you and your family will go through, but don’t worry. Here are your next steps after receiving your child’s autism diagnosis.

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Questions To Ask at Your First Pediatrician Appointment

That first visit to the pediatrician can feel stressful, especially when this is your first baby. You probably have countless questions circling your mind. Having these questions is perfectly natural, as every parent wants the best for their child, and you may have more concerns when you are new to parenthood. Aim to jot down a list of questions so that you can feel more prepared as you get information from a childcare expert. We’ve listed some top questions to ask at your first pediatrician appointment below.

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What is it like raising teenagers on your own? 

 Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. Lately, my days are moving fast, too fast. I’m up at 5, work on the blog, head to work, sub float, teach, make calls during lunch to switch the considerable amount of obligations over to my name since the divorce, teach, then it’s more work, errands, kids’ lessons, classes, gym, etc., followed by dinner, homework, grade/prep, then just lather, rinse and repeat for the remainder of the week. I practically feel like a robot. However, it’s the in-between moment, in between all the responsibilities and obligations of work, running a household, paying the bills, etc. that the really intense moments and life lessons occur. Often at the most inconvenient of times. But when has parenting ever been convenient? 

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Understanding Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma is a term used to describe an event or situation that creates a lasting and profound effect on a child’s emotional, physical, and psychological well-being. It can include both positive experiences and negative experiences, although the term is most often used to refer to negative experiences such as abuse or neglect. It’s important for us to understand what childhood trauma looks like in order to help children cope with its effects. 

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6 Awesome Museums offering FREE Admission on MLK Day 2023 (Save $75+)

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday is a day we commemorate a brilliant man who moved people to change through his words, action, faith, etc. and the following Museums are celebrating him by offering FREE admission to the general public on MLK Day.

Know of any that didn’t make the list? Please feel free to include them in the comments. Tag/share with friends and make plans today!

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Friendships as Adults

The other day a few kids were over, I was in the other room when I overheard one of the children claim that they would no longer be the other child’s friend if they did not give them a certain toy. I chuckled to myself. It is rather amusing how we regard friendships when we are young. 

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