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Diagnosis
What to do if you think your child has autism.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Whether you're at the start of the diagnosis journey or some way down the track, we've got information and support to help you. As difficult as it might get, you can be sure of one thing. You're not alone. In this section, families share their own experiences of diagnosis; offering hope and support for your own journey.  

Diagnosis

Whether you're at the start of the diagnosis journey or some way down the track, we've got information and support to help you. As difficult as it might get, you can be sure of one thing. You're not alone. In this section, families share their own experiences of diagnosis; offering hope and support for your own journey.  

I think my child has autism
No one child with autism is likely to display every symptom of autism exactly as the textbook says. However, there are some general areas to watch out for.

How do I get a diagnosis?
If you are concerned that your son or daughter has autism, it’s a good idea to start seeking a diagnosis as soon as you can.

D day
My wife and I already knew the Bean (my son) had autism prior to his formal diagnosis. The process was a gradual realisation punctuated, for me anyway, by one “penny dropping” life changing day - by Bean's Daddy

Coming to terms with a diagnosis
A diagnosis for your child can be a shock to the system even if you've fought long and hard for it. Coming to terms with it can be tough, but it's important.

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