It can be emotionally difficult to receive a diagnosis of autism for your child, as it may bring up feelings of uncertainty, worry, and concern for their future. However, receiving a diagnosis can also provide clarity and a sense of understanding, and can help you access the support and resources that are available to help your child and your family. More specifically, in BC, the diagnosis of ASD grants children access to a number of benefits and services that other diagnoses don’t. For instance, with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD, your child will qualify for some funding from the ministry, as well as some specific therapies to support them. Let’s connect to discuss these benefits and to explore more services available to your family.
It might feel both like a relief, but at the same time puzzling not to receive a diagnosis of autism for your child. It may leave you feeling uncertain about why your child is experiencing certain challenges or behaviors and unsure of how to best support them. It can also be frustrating and isolating if you feel that your concerns are not being taken seriously or that you are not receiving the help and support that you need because your child would not be eligible for the funding that is available to children with ASD. Perhaps you’re still wondering how to help your child with their social/emotional/behavioral challenges, as well as other developmental and learning difficulties. It is essential to put supports in place as early as possible which will allow your child to thrive both at home and at school. Let’s connect to discuss what help is available for your family.
Whether your child has been diagnosed with Anxiety, or ADHD, or Depression, or Tourette’s Syndrome, or OCD, challenges will arise. Sometimes these will manifest as behavioral outbursts, learning difficulties in the classroom, inappropriate social interactions with peers, poor sleep, low energy etc., ultimately impacting your child’s overall functioning both at home and at school, which inevitably also has an impact on the family. Let us assure you, there is help available for children and youth with mental health disorders. Let’s connect to review what services are available to you, including urgent help whenever safety (of self and/or others) is at risk.