Once the individual meets the diagnostic criteria using the ADOS-2 and ADI-R diagnostic tools, the diagnosis must be clinically confirmed by a child psychiatrist based on the report from a specialized diagnostic center or on the report from a clinical psychologist.
With such verified diagnosis, it is already possible to focus on learning more about this condition, to search for support system and to explore treatment options. The parents will probably face the problems with specific life situations:
- extension of parental leave if the child has a long-term unfavourable health condition due to which he / she requires special care (up to the age of 6, it is possible to receive parental allowance/support),
- childcare allowance – after reaching the age of 6, a parent can apply for a childcare allowance/support,
- a card of a person with a severe disability (ŤZP in Slovak),
- parking pass,
- cash compensation allowances – transport allowance, allowance for expenses related to hygiene, allowance for dietary meals and more,
- selection of suitable preschool and school facilities for the child,
- inclusive education, provision of a child assistant in pre-school and school education,
- the creation of an individual educational plan is covered by the Centers of Special – Pedagogical Counseling and Prevention (CŠPPaP in Slovak),
- provision of social and supportive services,
- interventions and therapies in specialized centers, focused on speech therapy, structured learning training, behavioral approaches (e.g., ABA – Applied Behaviour Analysis), social skills
- training, and others.