Like others, I recommend finding an Autism support group where you can spill your heart out with other parents who are in the same boat, who experience the same difficulties and rejoice in the same developments.
Also (I don't know how old your child is) look into additional therapy activities for your child. I volunteered at a therapeutic horseback riding center for 6 years and most of our riders were autistic. Horseback riding has numerous physical and psychological benefits to riders, especially to those with disabilities, and I was always amazed at the development in my autistic riders.
at 11:35 PM on Mar. 17, 2010