(HealthDay News) -- If your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, getting the right help and information can help your child obtain appropriate care.
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The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health offers these suggestions:
- Keep detailed notes of all meetings, appointments and conversations with health care professionals about your child's condition.
- Contact advocacy groups or your local health department for information about nearby support programs.
- Contact your pediatrician, your child's school or a local support group to find an autism expert in your area who can help you devise an appropriate treatment plan.
-- Diana Kohnle
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