Children With High-Functioning Autism A Parent's Guide
Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child's autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.
Including examples of the author's own experiences with her child with autism, this book helps families realize that there are others on similar paths—and that help is available. With topics ranging from understanding the first signs of autism and the diagnosis, finding a support network, and filling out necessary paperwork, to determining the various types of therapies available and planning for adulthood, this book provides parents with valuable insight into this new world.
With an emphasis on high-functioning autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, and Asperger's syndrome, Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide helps parents learn to celebrate small areas of growth and keep the focus on the child.
The book is a goldmine about everything from support to therapy, with lots of pointers to research and other books . . . Not for parents of profoundly autistic kids, it focuses on the unique concerns of children who may even be gifted learners and are more likely to be able to “graduate” from their autism into an independent adult life. Also, this is neither the story of a parent's journey through autism nor a book written by a clinician—it spans both genres in a helpful and insightful way.,Suki Wessling,The Babblery, 4/13/13