For parents of a child with an autism spectrum condition, obtaining educational and other services for their child is an ongoing and often intractable problem. This book is a comprehensive "how-to" guide covering the questions and issues that parents may have to deal with in getting these services. It covers how to deal with the initial diagnosis of autism, how to arrange the best schooling and also to get support from the community. Based on personal accounts (both from the authors and many other parents), it provides honest, open, and practical advice.
Contents. Chapter 1. Getting the diagnosis. Chapter 2. The early years of elementary school. Chapter 3. The later years of elementary school. Chapter 4. Junior high school. Chapter 5. Finding support in your community. Chapter 6. Training parents and professionals. Chapter 7. Identifying deficits in community. Chapter 8. Preparing for the future. References. Index.