Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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American Academy of Pediatrics, Sep 26, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers of children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Prepared under the editorial direction of 2 distinguished pediatricians who are autism experts--one of whom is also the parent of a son with autism--this book helps you understand how ASDs are defined and diagnosed and provides you with information on the most current types of behavioral and developmental therapies. It also helps parents understand what they can do to help promote a smooth transition from adolescence through the teen years and into adulthood.

Topics include
* Symptoms, frequency, and types of ASDs
* Accessing care
* Services in the community
* Tapping into educational resources
* Behavioral and developmental treatment
* The role of complementary and alternative medicine
* Screening tools
* Adolescence and beyond

You’ll also find inspirational and supportive stories from other parents that will help you recognize that you’re not alone on this journey. Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know provides you with tools to help navigate the sometimes challenging world of autism spectrum disorders.

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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 member pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and teaches general pediatrics at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has combined patient care, advocacy, and teaching throughout his career in a variety of clinical settings in the United States and abroad and has received awards for clinical excellence and for his advocacy efforts. He has held professional leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels, including on the Autism Expert Panel of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Chicago. Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP, is a general pediatrician with experience in the area of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah–Salt Lake City and a coordinator for the autism program of the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. He is a member of the Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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