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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"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 - Foster independence in your child"

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Sicile-Kira, Chantal. Autism Life Skills: From Communication and Safety to Self-Esteem and More--10 Essential Abilities Every Child Needs and Deserves To Learn. Penguin. Oct. 2008. 224p. bibliog. pap ... Read full review

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Chantal Sicile-Kira is the author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, which was voted an Outstanding Book of the Year by the Autism Society of America, and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. She is an International speaker who has been involved with Autism Spectrum Disorders for over twenty years, first as a professional, and then as a parent. Chantal writes the "Ask Chantal" column for the Autism File Magazine, and hosts a radio show on Autism One Radio. Visit her website at

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