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the World of autism
What are autism Spectrum Disorders?
Classical autism
asperger’s Syndrome
high-Functioning autism
rett Syndrome
Other Spectrum Disorders
age of Onset
Diagnosis: aSD
typical Symptoms
Your emotional reaction
autism awareness
a National epidemic
possible Causes
tourette’s Syndrome
Other Coexisting Medical Conditions
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
hearing and auditory response
Vision problems
Other physical Challenges
Other Mental Challenges
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
anger and aggression
elopement—the escaping Child
the Nonverbal person
Lacking Conceptual Images
receptive Speech
expressive Speech
Sign Language
Communication Boards
Other Communication Methods
additional Social Strategies
Discipline
Meltdowns and Discipline
autistic Meltdowns Versus temper tantrums
handling a Meltdown in public
Defusing a Meltdown
Behavior Modifcation
Neurofeedback
Medications
how Mom Is affected
aSD and effects on the parents’ Marriage
how Dad Is affected
Keeping aSD from affecting the Marriage
Maintaining and Creating Intimacy
Making Your Spouse a priority
Children as a priority
Valuing extended Family
handling Your Work
Friends, hobbies, and everything else
Unique Challenges
the Single parent and the aSD Child
Working and Caring for an aSD Child
Finding reliable Day Care
Dating and Future relationships
the possibility of a Stepparent
Concerns of Moms
Concerns of Dads
Older Siblings
aSD and the effects on Siblings
Younger Siblings
Growing Up too Fast
the Isolated Sibling
the Social Impact of having an aSD Sibling
When More than One Child has aSD
Considering Future Children
Grandparents
the Unique In-Law problem
Other Family Members
Celebrating Family holidays
Special Occasions
Dealing with Society
School Functions
restaurants
What You Need to Know about the Law
Integration and Special education
Individual educational program
Further education
parents’ expectations
physical Changes of puberty
Child to teenager
emotional Changes of puberty
Menstruation
Birth Control
Inappropriate Behaviors
Living Independently
Life as an aSD adult
residential Living
providing after You are Gone
Financial protection
a Mind Like a Computer
Using Computers for Your Child’s Beneft
hardware that helps
Useful Software
texting and Other Mobile Communications
Service Dogs
Challenging Obstacles
running away
a Missing Child
Safety Concerns
toilet training
the Importance of Qualifed therapists
emerging treatment programs
Diets and Nutrition
Social Security Benefts
Supplemental Security Income
Medical Coverage
Creative Financial assistance
respite Care
Custody Issues
the Importance of Support
Support for parents
What Is Support?
Finding the right Support Group
Forming a Support Group
Support on the Internet
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism: Expert, reassuring advice to help your child at home, at school, and at play

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Autism: Expert, reassuring advice to help your child at home, at school, and at play

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Life with a child with autism can be challenging, exhausting, and - ultimately - very rewarding. For parents, even daily activities like getting dressed or grocery shopping can become daunting exercises. Children with autism require special strategies, and parents must learn how to think with their child instead of against him.

This comprehensive guide offers practical advice, reassurances, and real-life scenarios to help families get through each day. You'll discover how to:

Communicate effectively with their child Find a school that meets their child's needs Handle meltdowns in public or private Learn about assistive devices Find intervention and support groups Full of useful information, expert advice, and positive techniques, this guide is the valuable tool you and your family need to make the most of every day - one interaction at a time!

Life with a child with autism can be challenging, exhausting, and - ultimately - very rewarding. For parents, even daily activities like getting dressed or grocery shopping can become daunting exercises. Children with autism require special strategies, and parents must learn how to think with their child instead of against him.

This comprehensive guide offers practical advice, reassurances, and real-life scenarios to help families get through each day. You'll discover how to:

Communicate effectively with their child Find a school that meets their child's needs Handle meltdowns in public or private Learn about assistive devices Find intervention and support groups Full of useful information, expert advice, and positive techniques, this guide is the valuable tool you and your family need to make the most of every day - one interaction at a time!

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Publish date: Oct 18, 2010
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