This Autism Expert Hopes To "Work Herself Out Of A Job"

Meet Dr. Hilya Tehrani, a Southern California-based child psychologist whose goal is to "work herself out of a job."

Dr. Tehrani talks about how she got started in her field, why she loves working with children with autism, and how she prepares families right after an autism diagnosis.

She also sheds light on some important things to note after your child is diagnosed with autism:

  • Autism is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • Parents have a HUGE impact on the future of their child's life after an autism diagnosis.
  • The earlier, more intensive intervention, the better.

You can follow Dr. Tehrani on Facebook and on Twitter.

More information on the CA Department of Developmental Services (DDS) regional centers for autism can be found here: https://www.dds.ca.gov/.

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