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Suppose you had a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. What do you do next?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

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Get a dr who is experienced in dealing with asd, & 1 that is willing 2 listen 2 your concerns.
Also connect with support group of other parents, they have been there & can help share experience. Educate yourself about options for treatment. No treatment works for every child, but there are scores of options available. Some only work for 5% of kids, but u don't know until you try something.

In brief: Find a Doctor

Get a dr who is experienced in dealing with asd, & 1 that is willing 2 listen 2 your concerns.
Also connect with support group of other parents, they have been there & can help share experience. Educate yourself about options for treatment. No treatment works for every child, but there are scores of options available. Some only work for 5% of kids, but u don't know until you try something.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Experts go way beyond doctors--psychologist, behavioral specialists, speech and language specialists, teachers. Find an expert you trust to begin helping you build a team to meet your child's needs.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Agreed, To borrow the phrase, "It takes a village...to raise an autistic child"
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Begin researching

Successful therapies in my practice include dietary changes (gluten free casein free), probiotics, cod liver oil, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy.
Chinese medicine, homeopathy have also led to some incredible improvements. Look for a dan (defeat autism now) doc near you.

In brief: Begin researching

Successful therapies in my practice include dietary changes (gluten free casein free), probiotics, cod liver oil, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy.
Chinese medicine, homeopathy have also led to some incredible improvements. Look for a dan (defeat autism now) doc near you.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
DAN was the 'old term' the new organization to help treat these patients is MAPS Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Asd

Find a good psychologist and get social skills groups plus parenting advice.
Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.

In brief: Asd

Find a good psychologist and get social skills groups plus parenting advice.
Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
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