At Empowering Choices, we want to assist families and/or individuals who have someone they support who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disorder. Our people are also able to diagnose autism. Our goal is to assist families in finding and developing new supportive techniques to better assist and support their family member. Even though far more is known about autism than even just a decade ago, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding in the general public about what works best with people who have autism. All too often, well-meaning family and friends, still want to say that either a child with autism is “just stubborn” or “bad parenting” is responsible for “bad behaviors”. In regards to autism, nothing could be farther from the truth. Understanding the complexity of autism spectrum disorders, provides families with better tools to best support the individual with an autism spectrum disorder. At times, our consultants provide as much of a support to the family members through validation as they do in providing new ways of helping the individual with autism.