The thing that surprised me about having a child with a Autism or any other disability was that there wasn't a list or a menu of the things you might need. My goodness there wasn't even a list of the government programs that might help.
Sometimes you do not even know the right questions to ask. Having a list of programs for a child with Autism might have at least pointed me in the right directions. It's like everyone was afraid to have a list because then people might ask for that kind of help. And yes the costs would go up.
I know some wonderful parents of children with Autism have put together lists of possible therapies. The general public believes that there is a list or 'programs' to help parents of children with Autism. Yeah, and they all get a government check too--not.