There are so many questions about autism but unfortunately there are not enough answers. Repeatedly, parents realize something in not right with their children, but found nothing to satisfy their curiosity. Sometime autism shows the clear symptoms but sometime it’s hard to diagnose. In such situations it is parents’ duty to take certain steps. As a responsible parent you know your child better than anyone else, so if any thing wrong with your child and you feel it, take immediate step to deal with it.
First step that every patient should take is talk to your child’s pediatrician and discuss all the observations you have made about your children. If the pediatrician is competent and supportive, work with him/her to diagnose autism and early treatment as soon as possible. If you find that pediatrician don’t have enough knowledge find some one else. You can find non-profit organizations or school serving children with autism or you can also check any friend or neighbors which have had experience of autism.
Networking is important for both parents and children suffering autism. You will find support and resources for the best available options of diagnosis and treatment. Since autism affect one out of 150 children, researchers have developed many programs to help these children and their families. In this way you can improve the quality of life of your child.
Being a parent you are the only one who know the best about you child, even with enough information also ask questions until you are satisfied. It might take your extra time but you are responsible to help your child and make his life better.