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Parent Talks Podcast – Episodes 3 and 4: Getting a diagnosis

June 25, 2019  |  Parent Talks Podcast, Early Intervention  |  By Encompass

For Episodes 3 and 4, the Parent Talks Podcast dives into the emotional and confusing issue of finding out your child has a life-long medical diagnosis like Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Episode 3: You’ve got a diagnosis. Now what?
Some parents are expecting to hear a diagnosis for their child, some are surprised, and some are not ready to accept a diagnosis at all. In Episode 3, we talk with a group of parents about the varying responses their family members had to receiving a diagnosis and we get some helpful advice from Sally Rasmussen, a Special Educator of 28 years and an Early Intervention expert at Encompass.

Episode 4: Finding a new “normal”: How to handle family vacations, tantrums and more in public
Coming to terms with a diagnosis is just the first step of a very long, and often confusing, journey of being a parent to a child with special needs. In Episode 4, we hear from our parent panel how they made it through the first few years and we get more insights from Early Intervention Special Educator Sally Rasmussen.


  • The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit helps families of children ages four and under make the best possible use of the 100 days following the diagnosis.
  • Track your child’s developmental milestones using our Developmental Milestones brochure.
  • For more information on Early Intervention services at Encompass, click here.
  • You can always check out our Resource Library for more activities, articles, videos, apps, and websites recommended by the Encompass team.

Thanks for listening!

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