Understanding Autism for Dummies

Understanding Autism for Dummies Autism affects than million children and adults in the United States and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children This book provides help and hope by explaining the differences

  • Title: Understanding Autism for Dummies
  • Author: Stephen M. Shore Linda G. Rastelli Temple Grandin
  • ISBN: 9780764525476
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Autism affects than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children This book provides help and hope by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well aAutism affects than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children This book provides help and hope by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to maximize their potential in life Stephen Shore, EdD Brookline MA , serves on the board for several autism spectrum related organizations and he has written Beyond the Wall Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome 1 931282 00 5 and edited Ask and Tell Self Advocacy and Disclosure For People on the Autism Spectrum 1 931282 58 7.Linda G Rastelli Middletown, NJ is a veteran journalist who specializes in health and business.Temple Grandin, PhD Fort Collins, CO is the author of the bestselling Thinking in Pictures 0 679 77289 8 and Emergence Labeled Autistic 0 446 67182 7.

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    1. firmly for parents of people with, not adults with the condition. As that, a good general introductory guide. Very USA based (and not too rural either: the great list of questions for choosing who is good enough to be your child's GP is surely a bit hopeful when you have a choice of one practise, staffed by teenage eastern european locums.) Good rough guide to schooling methods, dietary supplements (this bit might interest 'adults with', would make a fine 'first book' for the newly assaulted, fo [...]

    2. I think it's a good introduction to autism, something I keep around for grandparents who don't understand but are ready to start learning. But I'm not sure it really helped us in any great ways since most of what was in it I'd found in searches online. But autism is too large, too "new" and too perplexing to really "get" till you live with it, and even then sometimes that only muttles things more.

    3. Parts of the book I liked:Accommodations for your child, understanding the law allows. Keeping track of law changesStaying involved with you child's education.Supporting your child at homeAssessing your childs progressIFSP and IEP'sFlexing your rights when necessaryFeatures of the 5 spectrum disorders

    4. A good resource, especially if you have just recieved a diagnosis for your child, which can be extremely overwhelming. This is by no means a comprehensive book, but in this time in your life, it will be an excellent resource.

    5. Slightly outdated. Written in very practical language. I used as a secondary book in a college class on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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