I've said this many times and that is, when I was first diagnosed, I looked to the internet to see what I had and I found horrible information. What I read was that, "people with Asperger Syndrome will never have a job, never have friends, and will never be happy."
That was a crushing blow to me that took many years to overcome but it didn't need to be like that! Getting the right information is vital when being introduced to the autism spectrum and last year I was able to help out at my employer, TouchPoint Autism Services.
here to view the Parent's Guide to Autism)
Bad information doesn't need to happen and I do realize that if you've found this blog you probably are already aware of the autism spectrum. However, I hope you will bookmark the guide so if you do come across a family that is new to the autism spectrum you can show them this resource and perhaps they won't go down the road I did when I was first diagnosed.