Questions Families Should Ask

When families first receive an autism diagnosis, it can feel overwhelming.

QUESTIONS TO ASK

Parents or guardians need to manage many competing needs in order to make the best decision about treatment for the child.

When looking at programs, it may be helpful to ask the following questions:

What type of interventions and therapies are offered at your program?

What type of supervision is provided to the staff members providing the treatment?

What types of goals will be set with and for my child?

How will we know it is effective?

What type of communication should we expect with the staff when my child is being treated at your program?

What is the skill level of the person providing the treatment to my child?

What type of supervision is provided to the staff members providing the treatment?