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Targeting Autism reaches out to everyone who lives with or cares about a young child with autism. First published in 1998 and updated in 2002, author Shirley Cohen has recast this best seller throughout to chart the dynamics of the autism world in the first years of the twenty-first century.
In this expanded edition she provides specifics about the new developments that have modified the map of the world of autism or that may do so in the near future.
Prologue to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
PART ONE: WHAT IS AUTISM?
1. Meeting Autism
2. Having Autism
3. Life Cycles
PART TWO: TREATING AUTISM
5. We Have a Dream
6. Is ABA the Answer?
7. Whatever Happened to Equal Opportunity?
8. Some Thoughts on Alternative Treatments and Other
part three Looking for Cures, Recovery, and Better Lives
10. Moving toward Better Answers
Appendix A: Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder
Appendix B: Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger’s Disorder
Appendix C: Resources