Autism Life Skills: 10 Essential Abilities Your Child with Autism Needs to Learn

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Vermilion, 2009 - Autistic children - 198 pages
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Contains advice for parents and 'coaches' them on how to work through the emotions inherent to having a child who is not developing as expected. This title offers support for parents new to autism and shows them how to: communicate with their child and each other; address the issue of self-esteem; and foster independence in your child. Parents who have just received a diagnosis for their child are often shell-shocked. "Autism Life Skills" offers comprehensive advice for parents and 'coaches' them on how to work through the emotions inherent to having a child who is not developing as expected. It also addresses the practical issues that must be considered when raising a child with special needs, such as safety at home and earning a living, and teaches parents how to give their children the skills they will need for a healthy, happy life. Through empowerment strategies, "Autism Life Skills" offers support for parents new to autism and shows them how to: communicate with their child and each other; address the issue of self-esteem; develop social relationships for their child; and foster independence in your child.

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Chantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author, columnist, and speaker on autism. The author of books including "A Full Life with Autism", Sicile-Kira writes for "The Huffington Post" and PsychologyToday.com. Her story has been covered by a wide variety of media, including NPR, PBS, MTV, the "Chicago Tribune", "Newsweek", and Fox News.

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