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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism: Expert, reassuring advice to help your child at home, at school, and at play

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Life with a child with autism can be challenging, exhausting, and - ultimately - very rewarding. For parents, even daily activities like getting dressed or grocery shopping can become daunting exercises. Children with autism require special strategies, and parents must learn how to think with their child instead of against him.

This comprehensive guide offers practical advice, reassurances, and real-life ...

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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism: Expert, reassuring advice to help your child at home, at school, and at play

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Overview

Life with a child with autism can be challenging, exhausting, and - ultimately - very rewarding. For parents, even daily activities like getting dressed or grocery shopping can become daunting exercises. Children with autism require special strategies, and parents must learn how to think with their child instead of against him.

This comprehensive guide offers practical advice, reassurances, and real-life scenarios to help families get through each day. You'll discover how to:

  • Communicate effectively with their child
  • Find a school that meets their child's needs
  • Handle meltdowns in public or private
  • Learn about assistive devices
  • Find intervention and support groups
Full of useful information, expert advice, and positive techniques, this guide is the valuable tool you and your family need to make the most of every day - one interaction at a time!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440503924
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 851,792
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adelle Jameson Tilton is the former autism guide on About.com and the mother of an autistic son. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Tilton served as Secretary for WAYSAC, a nationally known autism organization in the state of Michigan. A member of the Autism Society of America, she is in communication with various autism groups in the United States including CAN (Cure Autism Now), FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment), NIDS Research Institute and Parent Coalition (NeuroImmune Dysfunction Syndrome), and the National Alliance for Autism Research.

Charlotte E. Thompson, MD is a pediatrician with fifty years of expertise in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, including fifteen years in private practice. She specializes in children with special needs, including autism and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Thompson is the author of several groundbreaking pediatrics journal articles and presentation papers at key international medical conferences. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and was selected as one of America's Top Physicians by Consumers' Research Council of America.

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