Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Knowby Alan I. Rosenblatt
Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Prepared under the editorial direction of 2 distinguished pediatricians who are autism expertsone of whom is also the parent of a son with autismthis book helps
Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Prepared under the editorial direction of 2 distinguished pediatricians who are autism expertsone of whom is also the parent of a son with autismthis book helps you understand how ASDs are defined and diagnosed and provides you with information on the most current types of behavioral and developmental therapies. It also helps parents understand what they can do to help promote a smooth transition from adolescence through the teen years and into adulthood.
Symptoms, frequency, and types of ASDs
Services in the community
Tapping into educational resources
Behavioral and developmental treatment
The role of complementary and alternative medicine
Adolescence and beyond
You’ll also find inspirational and supportive stories from other parents that will help you recognize that you’re not alone on this journey. Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know provides you with tools to help navigate the sometimes challenging world of autism spectrum disorders.
"Covers a wide range of topics in a straight forward, common sense manner, such as diagnosis, different behavioral therapies, family stress issues, and lots of other vital information. Essential reading for parents of young children with autism." —Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures and The Way I See It
"Outstanding book and a tremendous resource for parents of autistic children. It is also a must-read for anyone else working to help children with autism reach their full potential." —Richard Besser, MD, FAAP, chief health and medical editor for ABC News
"Parents looking for a resource after an autism diagnosis will pull Autism Spectrum Disorders, What Every Parent Needs to Know off the shelf with great frequency. The AAP and Drs, Carbone and Rosenblatt cover complex issues in an accessible manner." —Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, executive director of autism services for Easter Seals
"Instead of reading like a book, going through the pages of ASD: What Every Parent Needs to Know is more like having a casual conversation in your living room with an ASD wisdom person (or guru?)." —Chris Plauche, MD, FAAP, medical director of the Community Autism Network
"An essential guide for parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a Mom of a teenager with ASD, I wish a resource like this was available when my son was diagnosed in 2000." —Sandy Tiahart, HRSA grant representative for the Autism Program of Illinois
Meet the Author
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 member pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and teaches general pediatrics at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He has combined patient care, advocacy, and teaching throughout his career in a variety of clinical settings in the United States and abroad and has received awards for clinical excellence and for his advocacy efforts. He has held professional leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels, including on the Autism Expert Panel of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Chicago. Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP, is a general pediatrician with experience in the area of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah–Salt Lake City and a coordinator for the autism program of the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. He is a member of the Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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