Back when my son was diagnosed, there was really no pre-defined path towards getting the information I really needed, which only fed my panic. I’m sure many of you can relate. To remedy this, Autism Speaks has designed this First 100 Day Kit for families who have just received an Autism/Aspergers diagnosis. To request a hardcopy or download of this wonderful kit, click http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/100-day-kit
Parent to Parent is a great starting point. Among the services they provide, they can connect you with another parent who will lend their experience and support as you find the appropriate information and resources for your family. Visit their website at http://www.p2pusa.org/.