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You have come to the right place. Autism Speaks has developed a series of comprehensive tool kits to help you and your family access the services and supports you need to get started on this new journey. Is It Autism and If So, What Next?What to do when you get a new autism diagnosis?
Here are just a few posts from people like you experiencing a new autism diagnosis. Looking for support? Contact us. The Autism Speaks Autism Response Team is specially trained to connect you to resources and tools unique to your needs.How to determine if your child has autism?
The M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers ™) can help you determine if a professional should evaluate your child. This simple online autism screen, available on our website, takes only a few minutes. If the answers suggest your child has a high probability for autism, please consult with your child’s doctor.What are the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder?
The DSM-5 is now the standard reference that healthcare providers use to diagnose mental and behavioral conditions, including autism. By special permission of the American Psychiatric Association, you can read the full-text of the new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder and the related diagnosis of social communication disorder below.