Impact of ASD diagnosis on families

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Impact of ASD diagnosis on families by Mind Map: Impact of ASD diagnosis on families

1. Initial impact

1.1. Grief

1.2. Shock

1.2.1. Disbelief

1.2.1.1. Loss

1.3. Fear

1.3.1. What will people think?

1.4. Loneliness

1.5. Guilt

1.5.1. What have I done wrong?

1.6. Uncertaintity

1.6.1. What is ASD?

1.6.2. Can ASD be cured?

1.7. Overwhelmed

1.7.1. What do I do?

1.8. Confused

1.9. Anxiety

2. Long term impacts

2.1. Relationships

2.1.1. Stress

2.1.1.1. Lack of extended family support

2.1.1.2. Lack of understanding by friends and family

2.1.1.3. Marriage break up

2.1.2. Time poor

2.1.2.1. Not having time for all the family

2.1.2.2. Not having time to yourself

2.1.2.3. Siblings feeling left out or unsupported

2.1.3. Guilt

2.1.3.1. Family breakdown

2.1.3.2. Feeling like you haven't done enough

2.2. Stress

2.2.1. Ongoing advocacy for their child at school and in the community

2.3. Isolation

2.3.1. Other people not understanding ASD

2.4. Acceptance

2.4.1. Relief/understanding

2.4.1.1. Opportunities

2.4.1.2. love and pride

2.4.1.3. Education

2.4.1.4. Support

2.4.1.5. New ideas

2.4.1.6. Growth

2.5. Money stress

2.5.1. Having to work part time

2.5.2. Having to fund intervention or extra support