In a perfect world, our government would provide excellent services for free to people with disabilities. I hear tales of the fantastic care facilities for people with autism in the Scandinavian countries. There are resources to care for our children in our less evolved country, but it takes a savvy parent to navigate the system.
Keep in my mind the three main rules for treating autism: 1. More therapy is better than less therapy 2. Get the help earlier, but it’s never too late, and 3. Moms (mostly, but sometimes Dads) have to arrange for everything.
So how can parents work the system to get the right help for their children? They have to learn to utilize all the resources at their disposal.