DS-ASD~Getting Additional Services and Support to Help Your Child
Are you a parent of a child with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD)? Or do you have a child that you suspect may have an additional diagnosis of autism along with Down syndrome? My son, Nick is 25 years old and has a dual diagnosis of DS-ASD. When we got the secondary diagnosis of autism, our son was able to receive additional support and services both in school and home.
This week, I want to share some of the additional services, support and resources that has helped us to navigate the dual diagnosis of DS-ASD with our son, Nick.
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Navigating the path of a dual diagnosis of DS-ASD with your child has its challenges. But there are many services, supports and resources that can enable parents and educators to help a child with DS-ASD. Obtaining these services does take patience and tenacity, and it doesn’t happen overnight. (In fact, getting these services and supports took several years for us.) But all of these tools will better equip you as a parent to take on the secondary diagnosis of autism, along with Down syndrome.
That’s what is in my noggin this week. 🙂
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