The Autism Experience: International Perspectives on Autism Parenting

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Exisle Publishing Limited, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 401 pages
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'The Autism Experience' is a guide to bringing up children with Autism Spectrum Disorder written by parents who have themselves navigated the medical maze, braved the behavioural problems and survived the emotional rollercoaster associated with caring for someone with autism.Each chapter is based on a question frequently asked by the parents of ASD children and consists of a clearly written, informative introduction followed by the relevant real-life experiences of parents from around the world. These allow the reader to learn from the experiences of those who have travelled this road before them – how they have come to terms with the diagnosis; how it has changed their everyday lives, for better and for worse; their strategies for coping with autism.Rich with useful information and personal experience, recounted with wit and raw honesty, 'The Autism Experience' is both an invaluable practical guide and a source of comfort for parents learning to live with autism.

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About the author (2011)

Valerie Foley is an Australian children's television writer. Since her son Billy was diagnosed with autism, she has become a passionate advocate for children on the spectrum and their parents. In 2009, Valerie wrote the lyrics of 'Through my Eyes' (music by Fiona Johnson), the opening song at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference, which has been recorded in Australia, the UK and Vietnam.

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