Guns A' Blazing: How Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum and Schools Can Work Together - Without a Shot Being Fired

Guns A' Blazing: How Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum and Schools Can Work Together - Without a Shot Being Fired

by Jeffrey Cohen
     
 

The relationship between schools and parents of children with autism spectrum disorders needn't be adversarial. Many parents enter any meeting with teachers, administrators or school officials with "guns a' blazing,"

ready for a fight before there is a need for one. In this book, Jeffrey Cohen, author of The Asperger Parent:How to Raise a Child With Asperger

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Overview

The relationship between schools and parents of children with autism spectrum disorders needn't be adversarial. Many parents enter any meeting with teachers, administrators or school officials with "guns a' blazing,"

ready for a fight before there is a need for one. In this book, Jeffrey Cohen, author of The Asperger Parent:How to Raise a Child With Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor, offers advice on how to build a team to help your child through the trials and tribulations of school, something doubly difficult for children with autism spectrum disorders.Teachers, administrators, professionals and many parents contribute ideas and offer advice on topics ranging from home schooling to transition plans to college. It's never easy, but it doesn't have to be unpleasant and combative. Holster those weapons, and try a more successful approach!

Editorial Reviews

Dennis Debbaudt
"When it comes to planning a spectrum student's IEP, Guns A' Blazing contains the essentials for every successful parent-educator partnership.Written with equal amounts of common sense and experience, this book describes the pitfalls and keys to success of these partnerships with good humor and the valuable insight found only in a parent who's been there. This book will not only get you or keep you going in the right direction as a parent working with a school district, it's also a great read!"
Author of Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Lori S. Shery
"Jeffrey Cohen has done it again! He's written another excellent book on autism spectrum disorders for parents and professionals. Guns A' Blazing effectively tackles the sensitive subject of parent-school relationships.While acknowledging that parents of children on the spectrum are the experts about their child and the disorder, Cohen recognizes that most school districts have the child's best interests at heart. Much more can be gained if both sides approach the relationship with a positive attitude rather than an adversarial one. This book is a must-read for all those who live with or work alongside children on the autism spectrum!"
President, ASPEN, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931282864
Publisher:
Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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