Children with High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide

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Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child's autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.

Including examples of the author's own experiences with her child with autism, this book helps families realize that there are others on similar paths—and help is available. With ...

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Overview

Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child's autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.

Including examples of the author's own experiences with her child with autism, this book helps families realize that there are others on similar paths—and help is available. With topics ranging from understanding the first signs of autism and the diagnosis and finding a support network, to determining the various types of therapies available, this book provides parents valuable insight into this new world.

With an emphasis on high-functioning autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, and Asperger's syndrome, Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide helps parents learn to celebrate small areas of growth and keep the focus on the child.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781593634025
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 587,388
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire E. Hughes-Lynch is associate professor of special education at the College of Coastal Georgia. She received her doctorate in both gifted education and special education from The College of William and Mary. Her research interests include cognitive interventions for children with autism, Response to Intervention, and twice-exceptional children.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: How Did I Get Here? 1

Chapter 1 Starting the Journey: From the Beginning—and Even Before 21

Chapter 2 The Landscape and Its Signage 35

Chapter 3 I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore, Toto: Diagnosis 83

Chapter 4 Down the Rabbit Hole 113

Chapter 5 Education—Joining the Highway 155

Chapter 6 Are We There Yet? 185

Chapter 7 Siblings, Spouses, and Other Passengers 195

Appendix: Travel Agents 217

References 233

About the Author 243

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