Greetings and thank you for taking out the time to visit my website. If you’re here, I assume you are a parent or family member of a child with ASD, health care provider, or other caretaker. Regardless of your role, welcome!
My name Kim Moses, and I am a health care attorney who resides in Pittsburgh, PA. I am the mother of two sons, one who was diagnosed with Autism PDD when he was 2 1/2 years old. When he was diagnosed, I didn’t know what to do, or who to turn to. My life as I knew it had been turned upside down. Every hope and dream that I had for my son seemed to vanish into thin air. I was in unknown territory with little to no knowledge about autism. Thirteen years later, I look back and think how different things could have been if I had someone to guide me through those early days.
That is why I established this website: Just Diagnosed. Surviving the first 90 days.
You may ask, “Why only the first 90 days?” This is a very critical time for both your child and your family. Emotions are high; you have just been hit with what is probably the most devastating news of your life, and at the same time, you are expected to learn about and make decisions regarding therapy, providers, school, etc. that will begin to direct your child’s path going forward. During the first 90 days, everyone is somewhat in the same proverbial boat, but each family will have experiences and challenges unique to where their child is on the spectrum. It would be disingenuous for me to say that I am expert in all facets of ASD, but I am an expert in crisis management and for most parents, during the first 90 days, you are in crisis mode.
The information on this website, my book, e-curriculum, and coaching program are all designed to help families survive this critical period. Through all of these vehicles, it is my sincere desire that you feel my compassion and concern for you as a parent, and that advice I give and the resources I direct you to will help your daily living be just a little better for you and your child. You need to survive. You cannot adequately advocate for your child if you don’t survive.
I am not promising that after working with me, life will be a bed of roses, because it will not. But through my practical guidance and advice, you will be able to survive this roller coaster and hopefully pay it forward by sharing what you’ve learned with another family in the future.
I am looking forward to working with you!