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Video: Autism spectrum disorder diagnosis: parent emotions

Parents talk about their feelings following a child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Grief and anger are common, but they also say getting past the first few days and doing some research made them feel more positive. Parents also describe how they were affected by other people’s reactions to their child’s diagnosis.

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28-07-2016

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