Pub. Date:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised): The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised): The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism

by Chantal Sicile-Kira


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, October 21


Newly revised and updated, this award-winning guide covers every aspect of understanding and living with autism today

Comprehensive and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, and is written for parents, educators, caregivers, and others looking for accurate information and expert insight. Newly updated to reflect the latest research, treatment methods, and DSM-V criteria, this invaluable book covers:

• The causes of autism spectrum disorders
• Getting an accurate diagnosis
• Treatments based on behavioral, psychological, and biomedical interventions
• Coping strategies for families and education needs and programs
• Living and working conditions for adults with ASD
• Community interaction and teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals

**Best Book on Autism for 2017 —Healthline

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399166631
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 410,896
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Chantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author of five books and the founder of Autism College, which provides practical information, and training.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword Temple Grandin xiii

Preface xvii

About This Book xxi

Chapter 1 The Myths and History of Autism Spectrum Disorder 1

Chapter 2 What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How to Know If a Person Has ASD 18

Chapter 3 What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder and Why Do People with ASD Act the Way They Do? 34

Chapter 4 Newly Diagnosed Adults and Parents of Children with ASD: After the Diagnosis 57

Chapter 5 Treatments, Therapies, and Interventions 89

Chapter 6 Family Life 133

Chapter 7 Education 180

Chapter 8 Community Life 247

Chapter 9 Adults Living and Working with Autism Spectrum Disorder 287

Closing Comments 321

Resources 325

Bibliography 343

Index 359

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“A clearly written, well-organized, carefully documented compilation of important information and useful advice. It will provide invaluable help and guidance to parents and professionals alike, especially those who are new to the world of autism. This book is not merely highly recommended—it is indispensable.” —Bernard Rimland, Ph.D,. director of the Autism Research Institute, founder of the Autism Society of America, and editor of Autism Research Review International

"This book gives the general public, professionals, and parents a better understanding of the autism spectrum, as well as providing lists of resources useful to those who are on the spectrum, and those who work and care for them."
—Temple Grandin, Ph.D.


Customer Reviews