Our son was diagnosed with Autism when he was 12 years old. He had been mistakenly diagnosed with ADHD/ODD when he was 6 which meant that he missed out on all the early intervention so vital for children on the spectrum. It has been a massive learning curve for us as a family, but most of all him. Below are some resources that I have found to be incredibly helpful in our Autism journey:
AUTISM DISCUSSION PAGE – FACEBOOK GROUP
This group is one of the most informative I have come across in terms of accurate information, based on accurate empirical research. There is a lot of information to be garnered here. They have just released two books which will be very helpful.
AMAZE (formerly known as Autism Victoria)
1300 308 699
AUTISM SPECTRUM AUSTRALIA
1800 277 328
AUTISM AWARENESS AUSTRALIA