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

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

by Chantal Sicile-Kira


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399166631
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 277,328
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

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“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.


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I could recommend just one book to families and professionals, this is it!   In "Autism Spectrum Disorders",  Chantal Sicile-Kira shares her immense knowledge, personal experience and insightful advice for families affected by Autism.  She guides readers along the journey from diagnosis through adulthood, including an extensive compilation of resources and "food for thought" throughout.   This isn't a book that you'll read once and place on a shelf, it's an invaluable resource that you will continue to refer to for years to come.   Wendy Fournier President, National Autism Association