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After the Diagnosis

Specific recommendations for your child's disability

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While some first steps are common to all disabilities, there are specific recommendations for particular diagnoses that can be helpful to parents trying to figure out where to turn. These First Five fact sheets can give you a good fast start.

First Five Things to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with ...

Albinism

Angelman Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome

Asthma

Attachment Disorder

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Cancer

Celiac Disease

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Cleft Lip and Palate

Congenital Heart Defects

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

Craniosynostosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Dandy-Walker Syndrome

Diabetes

Down Syndrome

Dwarfism

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fragile X Syndrome

Hemophilia

Intellectual Disabilities

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kidney Disease

Learning Disabilities

Leukemia

Muscular Dystrophy

Neurofibromatosis

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Peanut Allergy

Phenylketonuria

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Seizure Disorder

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Spina Bifida

Tourette Syndrome

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