The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome: The sound advice and reliable answers you need to help your child succeed (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Oct 18, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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The clinical diagnosis of Asperger's can be intimidating for you and your child. Often the focus is on your child's "disabilities" rather than his "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as he journeys through life. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome, 2nd Edition helps you take the first steps toward understanding how this developmental disorder may impact your child. This uncomplicated handbook introduces you to Asperger's and helps you to:
  • Get a diagnosis and understand the results
  • Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload
  • Recognize symptoms of meltdowns and work to prevent them
  • Educate family and friends about Asperger's
  • Discover support groups for yourself and your child
Now revised and updated, this new edition includes information on educational concerns and social interactions. This is the only resource you need to help your child overcome the obstacles of Asperger's and find success—and happiness.
  

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Review: The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome: Help, Hope, and Guidance

User Review  - Melyssa Dawn Michaels - Goodreads

As a parent of a child that was diagnosed with Asperger's but who wasn't finding the information she wanted and needed to the way my son is, I found this book extremely informative. With each page I ... Read full review

Review: The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome: Help, Hope, and Guidance

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

A very informative, extremely positive guide for parents and teachers. Read full review

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Contents

Defining Aspergers Syndrome
1
Positive Perspectives
18
Seeking Diagnosis
29
Discipline
47
Communication
59
Physical Health
74
Mental Health
90
Passions
110
SchoolRelated Issues
173
Extracurricular Activities
186
Significant Transitions and Change
199
Traveling and Vacations
218
Sexuality
230
Strategies of Lifelong Value
243
Employment
256
Transitioning to Adulthood
269

Family Dynamics
128
Fostering Relationships
141
Educational Programming
154
Law Enforcement
280
The Rewards of Being an Aspergers Parent
289
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About the author (2010)

William Stillman is the award-winning author of many special-needs parenting books including Demystifying the Autistic Experience, Empowered Autism Parenting, and the Autism Answer Book. He presents autism workshops and consultant services for parents and special education professionals across the country, and he is a nationally acclaimed speaker on Asperger's Syndrome. An adult with Asperger's Syndrome, Mr. Stillman lives in Pennsylvania. His website is www.williamstillman.com.

About the Foreword Writer
Nick Dubin, PsyD is a psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Dubin, an adult with Asperger's syndrome, has been featured in the Detroit News, National Public Radio, and Fox News Detroit. He is a columnist for the Autism-Asperger Digest, and serves on the board of directors of the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Parternship. He is a sought-after speaker in the autism field and has presented at more than 100 conferences, including the Autism Society of America's National Conference.

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