Have you been told that your child has autism? If so, you are not alone. The most recent statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 indicate that 1 in every 88 children are on the spectrum. This number is up from 1 in 150 children in the year 2000. While the cause of this rise remains under speculation, the prevalence indicates that many families are faced with the same challenges and questions you may have. As the statistics of children diagnosed with autism continue to rise, the information available on the internet also increases. Wading through the masses of information on the internet can be staggering and time consuming. This book will empower you with the information you need.
Although each child with autism is different, the overall challenges, struggles and needs remain the same. In this book, Angela helps you understand early on how to help and support your child, as well as get the help and support that you need. The information is empowering and the professional jargon is left out. Angela’s personal advice and understanding is contained in these pages to help you cope and succeed in the years to come. Within this book, you will find an introduction to autism, what you can expect and common difficulties experienced in the areas of communication, socialization, behaviors and sensory issues. Angela teaches you how to support each area in the home and shows you how to develop unique parenting skills needed to successfully communicate with your child. You will be able to measure success, pinpoint common mistakes and successfully connect to the best support agencies, service providers and parent support groups.
About the Author:
Angela Saunders has been a specialist in the field of Autism, Deafness, and Mental Retardation for 20 years. She holds a dual bachelor’s Degree in both Deafness and Mental Retardation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and is completing her PhD in Special Education Administration. She has a National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist for children with varying and multiple disabilities. Ms. Saunders coordinated and led a national program for children with deafness and autism for 11 years. She has been a national and international speaker on many topics related to Autism and Deafness and is passionate about educating people about these disabilities.
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