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KLIATTWith diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome (AS), high-functioning autism (HFA), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there are readers seeking answers and information. As a resource, this book is a solid and accessible guide to what to look for, what to expect—as well as what not to expect—and how to handle situations with children with autism spectrum disorders. The first part presents steps for assessment and identification. The second, crucial segment grounds parents in how children with autism spectrum disorders view the world, and the third segment, called "How Can We Help?," applies the information in the second part to recommendations for helping with behavioral issues. The clear organization, matter-of-fact and accessible writing (although some "Britishisms" might take getting used to) and the respectful attitude toward children with ASD make this a good pick for teen parenting collections. Newly diagnosed teens looking for information would also be well served by this title, particularly the middle section, which could provide insight into some of the issues they face. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Jessica Kingsley Publications, 336p. illus., Ages 15 to adult.