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1st Edition

Parenting Bright Kids With Autism
Helping Twice-Exceptional Children With Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism

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ISBN 9781646320639
February 28, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
292 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Parenting Bright Kids With Autism discusses the frustrations, the diagnoses, the challenges, and the joys as parents help their gifted children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) thrive in school and at home. This book:

  • Helps families navigate twice-exceptional life by translating best practice into helpful advice.
  • Guides parents who are trying to reach out, find information, and develop their child's talents.
  • Helps parents acknowledge and get help for, but not focus on, areas of challenge.
  • Is written by a professor of special education who is also a mother of a gifted child with high-functioning autism.
  • Is a revision of the popular Children With High-Functioning Autism

Topics range 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. The book also discusses issues that these kids may face as they become teenagers and enter college. With the advice and encouragement provided in this book, parents will receive valuable insight into this new world of caring for a gifted child with autism.

Table of Contents

Preface: Construction Zone: What Is New and Different in This Second Edition? Chapter 1: Starting the Journey: From the Beginning and Even Before Chapter 2: The Landscape and Its Signage: Autism Causes and Terms Chapter 3: I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore, Toto: Diagnosis Chapter 4: Down the Rabbit Hole: Treatments and Research Chapter 5: Everyday Strategies Chapter 6: Education: Joining the Highway Chapter 7: Detours and Bumps: Middle School, High School, and Beyond Chapter 8: Moving From the Driver’s Seat to the Passenger’s Seat: Parental Self-Care and Limits Chapter 9: Siblings, Spouses, and Other Passengers Resources References About the author

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Claire E. Hughes-Lynch, Ph.D., is associate professor of special education at the College of Coastal Georgia. She received her doctorate in both gifted education and special education from The College of William and Mary. Her research interests include cognitive interventions for children with autism, Response to Intervention, and twice-exceptional children.