Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help

Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help

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by Lynn M. Hamilton
     
 

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Don't Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child's Life.

Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years,… See more details below

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Don't Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child's Life.

Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers.

Discover ten things you can do to begin battling your child's autism right now.

See why Applied Behavior Analysis has become parents' treatment of choice, and examine its impressive results.

Get information on cutting-edge biomedical treatments such as secretin and immunotherapy.

Learn how dietary intervention can positively impact your child's behavior.  

Find out what additional therapies can offer - including sensory and auditory integration.

Explore loving ways to keep your family together when your world is torn apart.


Children with autism do have the possibility to improve greatly, and some even overcome the effects of autism, if appropriate therapies are begun early enough. Discover the steps you can take today to begin the fight for your child's future in Facing Autism.


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This is one mother's account of coping with her son's autism. Within two months of his diagnosis, Ryan began intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and with his mother tackled other related issues, including immune deficiency, food intolerance, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Hamilton has investigated and tried many "alternative" therapies, most of which were not welcomed by the doctors she consulted. However, the results for Ryan have been very good. Husband Roger adds a chapter about a spouse/father's role in a family with special needs. Writing from a Christian perspective, Hamilton recounts her faith in God, which helps carry her through adversity. Each section of the book contains lists of resources (institutes, clinics, schools, and programs, with phone and FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, and web sites). This is a strong argument for ABA as well as dozens of other nontraditional approaches to a puzzling diagnosis.--Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Praise for Facing Autism

"Accurate, comprehensive, and written in a clear and engaging style.  A must-read guidebook for parents of autistic children."
-Bernard Rimland, PH.D., director, Autism Research Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307569035
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
461,138
File size:
2 MB

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