While I am thrilled that there is such a thing as a resource guide, and a Top Ten available, I was disappointed in the fact that the Top Ten list is part of the AS press release for April 2011 and has not been updated as of today, 4.01.2013. We all know that ASD has been getting much more press, much more visibility, much more recognition in the last two years. And while I don't expect miracles, I would have appreciated a more recent Top Ten.
Now, as far as the AS resource guide, let me tell you - it's a thing of brilliance, constantly added to and revised, not only by those at AS, but by families who live in any given state and use those services. I cannot say enough about it. Hey.. wait. You mean I can click on my state and enter my zipcode and find what I need to know (or the lack thereof) right now? How freakin' cool is that? 18 thumbs up for the resource guide, AS!
Having a child with ASD and other diagnosis' causes parents to constantly reevaluate. Are we in the best place for our monsters? Should we move to upstate New York? Is there some way to get what my child needs medically and for therapy without being more than a million dollars in debt (and if you figure that out, could you please email me? Because we are..more than a mill in debt, that is..)? What can I do more of, at home? How can I rearrange my schedule/methods/perception/ability to better serve my child? Am I doing enough? Am I asking the right questions? Is my child's diagnosis my fault? What more can I do? If I go from sleeping two hours a night to one hour a night, could I get more research time in? Is my child's diet harming or helping?
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