Autism affects more than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children. This book provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to maximize their potential in life.
Stephen Shore, EdD (Brookline MA), serves on the board for several autism spectrum-related organizations and he has written Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger 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 journalist who specializes in health and business.Temple Grandin, PhD (Fort Collins, CO) is the author of the bestselling Thinking in Pictures (0-679-77289-8) and Emergence: Labeled Autistic (0-446-67182-7).
Explains the various types of autism, outlining the latest physical, speech, and nutritional therapies while providing inspiring success stories, a directory of treatment facilities and other resources, and practical advice on how to educate and effectively manage autistic children. Original.
Number of Pages: 365
Sub-Genre: Psychopathology / General
Series Title: For Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Stephen M. Shore & Linda G. Rastelli
Street Date: September 19, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-4585