The Autism Book: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

The Autism Book: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

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The Autism Book: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions by Jhoanna Robledo, Dawn Ham-Kucharski

Answers to more than one hundred of the most frequently asked questions about autism, a disease that affects an estimated one in 250 children. 

At the age of two, Dawn Ham-Kucharski's son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism, and she was given little hope that he would ever express himself verbally or interact meaningfully with others. But, now at the age of six, Alex is an uplifting autism success story, due to his mother's tireless efforts to seek out an appropriate treatment program, educational plan, and socialization strategy. 

In The Autism Book, health and parenting journalist S. Jhoanna Robledo and Ham-Kucharski, an impassioned advocate for educational opportunity for autistic children, use their hard-won knowledge and experience to objectively and compassionately answer the most urgent questions of parents and educators of autistic children. The authors offer comprehensive information on diagnoses, causes, manifestations, treatment options, managing emotions, family relationships, parenting and lifestyle issues, education, and common worries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440628092
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/07/2005
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 250 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

S. Jhoanna Robledo is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and is a freelance writer specializing in parenting and health. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, New York magazine, Self, Real Simple, and American Baby.

Dawn Ham-Kucharski is on the board of directors of the Michigan Autism Partnership and serves as the outreach coordinator for the PLAY Project. She and her family have recently been featured in Family Circle, the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, and The Ann Arbor News.

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