'Your child is still the same'
"Your child is the same beautiful individual he was yesterday, before you heard the word 'autism' ... you need to know that autism is not a fatal disease and that it does not involve sufferings you begin to accept your child as a pretty neat little guy whose differences have a name, you will lose the need to find blame."
Always keep in mind that it's not you who causes the problem for your child, and that things could be worse if you requested a diagnosis later. You have the right to be annoyed, sad or frustrated, but try to relax yourself and don't feel guilty. It should take some time for you and the whole family to get adjusted to the situation. Meanwhile, what you may find beneficial at this time is to find the most appropriate ways to help your child in the future. After working with professionals on your child's specific case, you can choose to take up either educational intervention or medical intervention, or both. You can refer to our source of help which is rich in information and materials to help you and your child getting used to the situation.
The National Autistic Society