Caring for a Child with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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This comprehensive and readable guide answers the questions commonly asked by parents and carers following a diagnosis of autism, and discusses the challenges that can arise in home life, education and socializing. The authors cover a wide variety of therapies and approaches to autism, providing clear, unbiased information so that families will be able to evaluate different options for themselves. Throughout, the emphasis is on home and family life, and the everyday difficulties encountered by families of autistic children.

Caring for a Child with Autism is an informative handbook in association with the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed autistic child. This is a thorough introduction to autistic spectrum disorders, to be consulted time and time again as new questions arise.

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Martine Ives and Nell Munro work on the National Autistic Society's Helpline for parents and carers. Both have been involved in voluntary work with autistic children and contribute regularly to NAS publications.

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