Autism Speaks 100 Day Toolkit

Autism Speaks 100 Day Toolkit 
The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children was created specifically for families of children ages 4 and under to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child’s diagnosis of autism. Anyone can download the 100 Day Kit for free or you can also view a PDF of each section by clicking on the links provided.
Here’s an excerpt from the section entitled: Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew
“4. I’m a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally.
You confuse me by saying, “Hold your horses, cowboy!” when what you mean is, “Stop running.” Don’t tell me something is “a piece of cake” when there’s no dessert in sight and what you mean is, “This will be easy for you to do.” When you say, “It’s pouring cats and dogs,” I see pets coming out of a pitcher…”                 

Families whose children have been diagnosed in the last 6 months may request a complimentary hard copy of the 100 Day Kit by calling 888-AUTISM2 (888-288-4762) and speaking with an Autism Response Team Coordinator. Through a generous partnership with FedEx, after calling an Autism Response Team coordinator and providing them with your information, you can pick up a complimentary printed copy of the 100 Day Kit or AS/HFA Kit at a FedEx Office location near you! Or, for families who do not meet the necessary requirements to receive a complimentary hard copy, the 100 Day Kit is available for purchase in the Autism Speaks Online Store.