I've been wanting to do this episode FOREVER and it finally happened. My guest today is Dr. Emilee Valler. She's a pediatric psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic's Children's Center for Autism. Dr. Valler is here to talk about what autism is and what it's not. We talk about what parents should look for, when to be concerned, where to go for help, the diagnostic process, what to expect, early intervention, as well as beneficial therapies, services, and supports that can help you and your child, be successful.
This is such an important conversation and so many parents find themselves in a situation where their child has received a diagnosis and they're scared, confused, alone, and unsure of what to do.
This episode can help.
Even veteran autism parents can benefit from being reminded of what other families are going through. This is also important because it helps people in general gain a better understanding of what autism is and what our families might be experiencing. Hopefully, something you learn today can make a difference in your life or the life of someone you care about.
So please pay attention and share it with anyone who might benefit.
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