As devastating and frightening as an Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can be, parents can learn how to manage and to care for their children effectively. Parents are naturally not prepared to handle the challenges of caring for a child that has been diagnosed with ASD. But, being mentally and emotionally strong can give you a head start. The task at the beginning may really be herculean and can easily become frustrating especially when you hear them describe ASD as an incurable lifelong condition. However, it can also bring about confusion when there are diverse treatment strategies available. It is advisable that you seek help, research and choose the best treatment plans, government support programs and educational programs for your children so that they can acquire the skills necessary to overcome their developmental challenges and move on to lead meaningful lives.