Parenting Your Child with Autism

Author: Anjali Sastry
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821921
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Amid a bewildering range of treatments that promise to alleviate or even cure autism, even the leading researchers can’t predict what will work for your child. As a parent, you are in a unique position to become the practical expert on your child’s needs and strengths. Parenting Your Child with Autism will equip you with family-tested and science-based approaches for meeting the challenges ahead. You’ll learn how to get a diagnosis and navigate the health care and educational systems, make sense of your child’s treatment options, and tap into expert opinions and your own observations to find a treatment program that works. Perhaps most importantly, you will learn how to become your child’s best advocate, and build a better life for your child. This book focuses on the processes and decisions parents of children with autism face every day. To help you build an everyday life that works for your child with autism and other family members, this book shares suggestions that range from practical and educational to philosophical, closing with some personal and professional advice for your journey ahead.

Empowered Autism Parenting

Author: William Stillman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470475874
Release Date: 2009-08-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

In this groundbreaking book, William Stillman, an expert and passionate advocate on behalf of those with autism, offers a commonsense guide for parenting children with autism. He tells how parents can appreciate their autistic children, and prevent them from being pathologized, over-medicated, and marginalized.

Parenting Your Asperger Child

Author: Alan Sohn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649424
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism—but with the right guidance, these children can go on to live happy, fulfilling lives. In Parenting Your Asperger Child, Dr. Alan Sohn's and Cathy Grayson's groundbreaking Cognitive Social Integration Therapy (CSIT) offers practical solutions that help parents prepare their children for a fulfilling life of social interaction outside the confines of their syndrome, addressing such topics as: - The six characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome - How to identify a child's type of Asperger's—and the best approaches for dealing with it - Understanding how an Asperger's child sees and interprets the world - Replacing inappropriate coping techniques with productive skills - How to survive and learn from a crisis - How school programs can aid in teaching Asperger children - Making changes that last

The Conscious Parent s Guide to Autism

Author: Marci Lebowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440594182
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

Help your child feel confident and capable! If your child has a diagnosis of "on the autism spectrum," you may be feeling overwhelmed and most likely intimated. Often the focus is on "disabilities" rather than "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as your child journeys through life. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to engage your child. Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view. Using this mindful method, you can help your child improve language skills, motor skills, and social skills. You'll also learn how to: Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengths Adapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyone Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Help your child feel in control with calming routines Lower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblings Educate your family and friends about autism Advocate for your child Find ways to improve communication With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you'll learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child succeed and thrive.

Helping Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Stephanie Lockshin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572243848
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written by experts from America's leading autism research center, this workbook teaches parents how to improve their children's functioning at home and increase their social function and independence while emphasizing the importance of taking care of the family as a whole.

Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum

Author: Maureen Morrell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846425069
Release Date: 2006-04-27
Genre: Social Science

Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer are raising two very different children: Justin, a whirlwind of activity and mood swings, who is supervised in a residential farm community, and Eric, quiet and passive, who lives independently at college. The authors give an account of the striking similarities as well as the stark differences in their experiences of parenting children at opposite extremes of the autism spectrum. The two mothers speak openly about their children's diagnosis and early childhood through to adolescence, young adulthood and the day they leave home. They give a moving account of the challenges they faced and the surprising consolations they found along their sons' very different paths in life. Through their friendship and two decades of shared experiences of parenting an ASD child, each has gained a clear understanding of her own strengths and limitations, as well as those of her child. Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum offers a personal perspective and practical guidance for parents at the start of their journey with autism, especially those whose children are newly diagnosed. It also provides useful insights for professionals working with individuals across the autism spectrum and their families. The book was elected the 2007 Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Work of the Year.

What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism

Author: Jonathan Levy
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402221200
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

What You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Child with Autism gives you the best techniques you can do? right now? to work with your child and draw him or her back into our interactive world.

Plan B

Author: Karra Barber-Wada
Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated
ISBN: 1935274791
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Psychology

If, like many parents of children with autism, you are tackling the job of raising your child on your own, Plan B: Parenting Solo With a Child on the Autism Spectrum is the resource you need. Plan B will help you to make your own road map towards thriving while you solo parent. How will you explain divorce, separation or death to your child with autism? How can you maintain consistency across two households? How can you adjust your budget and therapy schedule? What resources will you need? How can you build a new network of support? Plan B can help! With interactive lists to help you to create your own emotional, practical and actual Plan B, this book is the resource that every solo parent of a child with autism needs. Each child's journey towards adulthood and independence is unique. As each concept is presented, worksheets are provided for practical application of the solid advice that will help you and your child to thrive. If you are a single parent helping your child with autism on that journey, Plan B will help you to identify and tackle the unique challenges that you face.

Parenting Your Complex Child

Author: Peggy Lou Morgan
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814429600
Release Date: 2009-01-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

Besides the usual parenting challenges, parents of disabled children face added obstacles that can tax the resolve and resources of even the strongest families. Peggy Lou Morgan has developed a powerful system for obtaining dramatically better care for children with one or more serious disabilities. Parenting Your Complex Child reflects the experience and knowledge she has gained through decades of navigating a sea of complex medical, educational, occupational, and social issues while working with disabled clients and with her own son. Morgan’s unique tracking and documentation tools let parents adapt to their child’s challenges, create routines that support the child’s needs, communicate those needs to busy professionals -- and be taken seriously by them. The book also helps parents lay the groundwork for care to continue after they themselves can no longer provide it. Compassionate, practical, and proven, Parenting Your Complex Child helps parents ensure that life-changing decisions are based on the best interests of the child -- and on the best information available.

The Autistic Spectrum Parents Daily Helper

Author: Philip Abrams
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781569753866
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Family & Relationships

In clear and concise language this guide describes the techniques parents can use to help their autistic child navigate life's daily routines and challenges. Focusing on 45 easy-to-understand behavioral tasks, this workbook gives parents and other caregivers specific tools.

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

Author: Sally J. Rogers
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609184704
Release Date: 2012-05-21
Genre: Psychology

Presents strategies for helping children with autism interact with others and achieve their potential, covering such areas as back-and-forth interactions, nonverbal communication, and imitation.

Children with High Functioning Autism

Author: Claire E. Hughes-Lynch
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593634021
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

Advice, guidance, and solutions from a parent and teacher of children with autism.

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism

Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605503776
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism is a collection of inspiring true stories that relates the strength, love, and devotion families like yours draw on daily. These heartwarming tales will connect you to other devoted and courageous parents, while giving light to your blessing-your child. You will share the power of a family's love with parents such as: Karen, who fears that her son with autism will be labeled "the Weird Kid," but instead watches as his peers accept him on the field and in the classroom Kathryn, a divorcee who must explain to her teen with autism the abstract concept of love when his father decides to remarry It's tough being a parent. But A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism lets you know that you are not facing this challenge alone.

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Eileen Riley-Hall
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006126
Release Date: 2012-04-15
Genre: Psychology

This book is a celebration of all the wonderful and unexpected gifts that having a daughter on the autism spectrum can bring to a family. Each chapter offers encouragement and guidance on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, family relationships, therapies and interventions. Having daughters on the spectrum presents unique and rewarding challenges and this book is packed with friendly advice and real life examples from a mother who has experienced it all first hand. This positive, upbeat book is guaranteed to offer support to parents, grandparents and family members, as well as providing educators and anyone else working in a supporting role with an insight into what life is like for girls on the spectrum and their parents.

A Parent s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462517954
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Psychology

"Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5"--