I am curious about your son's supports currently as it sounds like you have been mainly working with his school to support his needs. It is important to not rush into any treatment thinking it will solve everything. Medication may help settle high anxiety, but so will changing the classroom environment to be less stimulating and overwhelming.
I would suggest linking your family with a paediatrician and psychologist so they gain an understanding of your son's needs. A paediatrician will be able to advise you on medications and likely success of using alternative diets. They will also link you to support organisations such as ASPECT and ABIA, as well as an autism advisor and the NDIS (if it is in your location). A common team includes input from an occupational therapist, psychologist, speech therapist and paediatrician, depending on your son's needs. At a minimum you will need an idea of his intellectual functioning, sensory needs and speech and language skills to start planning effective interventions. Some of this may have been assessed through the diagnostic process.
My usual first step with autism is to assess social communication, emotional regulation, and support systems to highlight needs and prioritise goals for longer term functioning no matter the age. This helps me understand all sorts of behaviour and allows a family and school to start working towards real functional outcomes like making friends and using gestures to indicate needs.
But for you personally, a diagnosis takes time to process and it is important for you to think of the support you will need so you can best guide your son through the next several years.
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