Additional Autism Information for Parents


What can I do if I think my child has autism?

It is very important to act early in order to help your child reach his or her full potential. Talk with your child’s doctor or nurse. If you or your doctor has a concern about your child’s development, ask for a referral to see a developmental pediatrician or other specialist, and contact Minnesota’s early intervention system to discuss your child’s eligibility to receive services.

If you have questions or concerns about your child

  • Talk to your child’s doctor
  • Share your concerns
  • Call Help Me Grow at 1–866–693–4769

Minnesota Department of Health Interpreter Roster

The Minnesota Department of Health has embarked on a two phase process to improve access to health interpreter services. Phase I is the establishment of a voluntary statewide roster of spoken language health care interpreters. Phase II will be the development of certification standards for a registry of certified interpreters.

For more information

The ARC of Minnesota
1-800-582-5256
http://www.thearcofminnesota.org/

Autism Society of Minnesota
651-647-1083
http://www.ausm.org

Autism Speaks
1-888-288-4762
http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Family Voices of Minnesota
1-866-334-8444
http://familyvoicesofminnesota.org

Find your local public health department
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/opi/gov/find/

Minnesota Department of Human Services: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/autism

MinnesotaHelp.Info
http://www.mnhelp.info

PACER Center: Family–to–Family Health Information Center
952-838-9000
http://www.pacer.org/health