Getting that first diagnosis is a bit like landing in a foreign country. You don't speak the language, you don't know which way to go first, everyone seems to come at you with a different suggestion, and everyone has a hand out offering you a great experience for a price. Some people won't speak to you and some won't stop talking at you. How do you know what to do? The first thing is to truly understand the diagnosis and then realize that this isn't the end of the world. Your world has changed, but not ended. Life will be different, but for every scary and overwhelming experience there will be great experiences. Children with learning disabilities can go on to be successful - in fact some of the most successful people in the world have a learning disability. Step back and don't make any rash decisions. Take time to truly explore your options and don't lose sight of how wonderful your child is. Eventually, this new and overwhelming place will feel like home and you will be thankful for the journey and the changes that come with it.