Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum / Edition 1by DeAnn Hyatt-Foley, Matthew G. Foley
Pub. Date: 02/25/2002
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
For any parent of a child on the autism spectrum, obtaining educational and other services for their child is an ongoing and often intractable problem. This book tells the story of two parents of a child first diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), whose initial experiences with the education system were not unlike those of most parents of a child with a disability. Their role soon changed from parents to parent/professionals when they realized that the professionals were not sure how to respond to their son's special needs. This book describes their experiences in obtaining educational services and information about the disability community, what they learned from those experiences and what other parents can do to help their own child. The book provides honest, open, and practical advice, which will be invaluable to anyone whose child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition, and to all those professionals who work with them.
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Table of Contents1. Getting the Diagnosis. The beginning; The professionals; The label; The grief. What we learned. What others can do. 2. The Early Years of Elementary School. Kindergarten - fall, Kindergarten - spring, Kindergarten - summer, First grade, Second grade. What we learned. What others can do. 3. Second grade - Repeated and Third grade. West Texas, Second grade repeated - fall, Second grade - spring, Second grade - summer, Third grade - fall, Third grade - spring. What we learned. What others can do. Tips for parents and professionals for successful IEP meetings. 4. Grades four through six. Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade. What we learned. What others can do. 5. Junior High School. Seventh grade - fall, Seventh grade - spring, Eighth grade - fall, Eighth grade - spring, Ninth grade - fall, Ninth grade - spring. What we learned. What others can do. 6. Becoming resourceful; Accepting the disability; Working with agencies; Finding therapies; Disciplining; Teaching social skills; Developing daily living skills; Living with the idiosyncrasies of Asperger Syndrome; Learning empathy. What we learned. What others can do. Locating a speech therapist. 7. From Parents to Parent Professionals. Parents; Becoming informed; The transition to professional; Parent/professionals; IEP meetings. What we learned. What others can do. 8. Filling the Void in our Community. Isolation; Providing training; Support group; Social skills group; The conference. What we learned. What others can do. Starting your support group; Becoming your child's social skills coach; Locating a social skills group. 9. Preparing for the Future. Being involved; Homeschooling. References. Resources. Index.
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