Just diagnosed

My daughter Daisy was just diagnosed with Autism. She is 19 months old. She is already in OT, DSI and Speech Therapy. I called to get her into the long term care program here in AZ and they should call next week to set up an evaluation.we are also going to get her into the jump start program as well. Is there anything else i can do for her? I feel so completly lost and helpless. I am so scared that i will miss something or let her down somehow. I have another daughter Lily who is almost 3 and she does not have autism so I feel bad that Daisy gets all this attention and some how i am letting her down too. Any advice?
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  • I have b/g twins who just turned 2. My daughter has shown signs of autism since she was 6 months. I was constantly asking the doctors about her. Everyone kept dismissing my questions. At her 15 month appointment , she hadn't hit a single 1 year milestone. She wasn't walking, no words, couldn't eat solid foods, ect. Her pediatrician finally recommended early intervention. She has been in therapy for 7 months. She still isn't talking, she can walk, and she still isn't eating solid food. She also self harms by bumping her head on hard surfaces. She has texture aversions and has SPD. At our 2 year check up, she failed her autism screening and we are going through the diagnosis.
    My son also has some developmental delays. He has yet to start talking and has SPD. He also failed his autism screening, but it seems that he is just mimicking his sister. He signs a little and understands what I say, unlike his sister.
    My husband and I are living away from family and are in the process of trying to move closer to them.
    We are completely overwhelmed. Our twins therapists kept saying the twins would catch up. Now at 2 my daughter just seems to be getting more and more frustrated.
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  • I have b/g twins who just turned 2. My daughter has shown signs of autism since she was 6 months. I was constantly asking the doctors about her. Everyone kept dismissing my questions. At her 15 month appointment , she hadn't hit a single 1 year milestone. She wasn't walking, no words, couldn't eat solid foods, ect. Her pediatrician finally recommended early intervention. She has been in therapy for 7 months. She still isn't talking, she can walk, and she still isn't eating solid food. She also self harms by bumping her head on hard surfaces. She has texture aversions and has SPD. At our 2 year check up, she failed her autism screening and we are going through the diagnosis.
    My son also has some developmental delays. He has yet to start talking and has SPD. He also failed his autism screening, but it seems that he is just mimicking his sister. He signs a little and understands what I say, unlike his sister.
    My husband and I are living away from family and are in the process of trying to move closer to them.
    We are completely overwhelmed. Our twins therapists kept saying the twins would catch up. Now at 2 my daughter just seems to be getting more and more frustrated.
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