Autism Parenting: Practical Strategies for a Positive School Experience empowers parents, caregivers, and family members of children, with or without an Autism Spectrum Disorder, to positively impact their child's educational experience. Identify what areas your child may struggle with -academically, emotionally, and/or socially- and discover strategies to address them. Imagine a future when your child goes to school willingly and gets there on time... When he says he likes his teacher, feels safe, has friends and enjoys learning... A time when she comes home from school with a smile on her face because she has had another good day! This guide will help you create this new reality - one that minimizes your child's school related anxieties and increases his or her social competence. Where morning routines and homework time are stress-free and you approach special education meetings with confidence and a smile. When your child arrives at school ready, willing, and available for learning.The interactive checklists at the end of most chapters help parents find a way to make this happen. These printable documents keep parents focused and guide them to implement the strategies mentioned throughout the book. Start now to create a more autism-friendly, sensory-friendly environment for your child - at home and at school - that will enhance healthy, overall development.
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About the Author
Connie Hammer, MSW, is a parent educator, family consultant, and PCI Certified Parent Coach. Connie has passionately supported parents of children for over 30 years. In 1985, she founded a non-profit agency to prevent child abuse. Earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, she worked in the public school system for 17 years as a K-8 social worker. Connie established a parent coaching business in 2006 that currently specializes in providing parents of children on the autism spectrum with the support and resources they need. She is a proud mother of three adult sons. To learn more about the support services Connie offers visit http://www.parentcoachingforautism.com.