You’ve been concerned by your child’s behavior and now have a diagnosis of autism (or an autism spectrum disorder). You need to know what to do next, where to start. Dr. Stephen Edelson, director of the Autism Research Institute, has collaborated on an action plan, updated in 2012. His recommendations are based on more than 25 years of research experience.
Dr. Edelson suggests an action plan that includes: Links to online readings including Advice for for Parents of Young Children with Autism written by Drs. Jim Adams, Bernard Rimland, Temple Grandin and Stephen Edlson.
- A free hardcopy packet of information from the Autism Research Institute to help give an overview.
- Emphasis on medical and educational issues
- Advice on dealing with insurance companies
- Family issues
- Recommended books
Click here for details of this action plan.
Stephen M. Edelson, PhD, is the director of the Autism Research Institute. The former director and founder, Dr. Bernard Rimland, passed away in November 2006. Dr. Edelson has been conducting research in the field of autism for over 30 years, and he had worked closely with Dr. Rimland for over 20 years. He has conducted research in a variety of areas including biomedical, behavioral, sensory and cognition. More