Stephen Shore, EdD (Brookline MA), serves on the boardfor several autism spectrum-related organizations and he haswritten Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism andAsperger Syndrome (1-931282-00-5) and edited Ask and Tell:Self Advocacy and Disclosure For People on the Autism Spectrum(1-931282-58-7).Linda G. Rastelli (Middletown, NJ) is a veteran journalistwho specializes in health and business.Temple Grandin, PhD (Fort Collins, CO) is the author of thebestselling Thinking in Pictures (0-679-77289-8) andEmergence: Labeled Autistic (0-446-67182-7).
About the Author
Linda G. Rastelli is an award-winning journalist,instructional designer, and author with 20 years of experience inwriting and designing instruction for health, education, andbusiness topics. In her career, she has focused on making complexand technical information understandable to the layperson. Althoughshe has covered subjects ranging from financial ratio analysis toeducational reform, her most challenging inquiry to date — anundertaking that has made her other projects look like fingerpainting in comparison — has been autism.Linda holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University ofDelaware and a masters degree from Columbia University. She liveson the New Jersey coast with her husband and her cat, who havereached a blissful state of detente. She hopes to keep her dayjob.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Autism 9
Chapter 1: Autism: The Big Picture 11
Chapter 2: From Classification to Treatment: Scanning the Autism Spectrum 27
Chapter 3: Causes, Clusters, and Clues: Where Does Autism Come From? 39
Chapter 4: Getting a Diagnosis 53
Chapter 5: Asperger Syndrome and Autism 71
Part II: Addressing Physical Needs 93
Chapter 6: Injecting Yourself with Knowledge about Autism Medication 95
Chapter 7: Improving Immunity and Boosting Biochemistry 109
Chapter 8: Optimizing Nutrition 129
Part III: Enhancing Learning and Social Skills 145
Chapter 9: Choosing an Appropriate Behavioral, Developmental, or Educational Intervention 147
Chapter 10: Dealing with Learning and Sensory Differences 181
Chapter 11: Finding a Learning Environment That Fits Your Child’s Needs 207
Chapter 12: Legally Speaking: Making the Most of Your Child’s Education 235
Chapter 13: Fostering Healthy Relationships 253
Part IV: Living with Autism as an Adult 271
Chapter 14: For Adults with Autism: Living Well after K-12 273
Chapter 15: For Adults with Autism: Fostering Friendships and Romantic Relationships 301
Chapter 16: Special-Needs Planning for the Future 319
Part V: The Part of Tens 333
Chapter 17: Ten Tactful Responses to Challenging Questions or Comments 335
Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do after a Diagnosis 341
Appendix: Where to Go for More Help 345
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have done tons upon tons on info on autism and this book filled in all the gaps! I wish I would have bought this sooner!
my cousin has autism and since he was a baby ive had to baby sit him and watch him while my aunts were shopping and stuff,and so is my best freinds brother. This helped sooooooo much,thank u rastelli,shore,and gradin
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I feel bad for the kids they don't understand much at all and i also feel bad for the grounups but atleast they are in gods hands