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.

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

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.

The Everyday Advocate

Author: Areva Martin Esq.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101404522
Release Date: 2010-04-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

"THE guide for getting the best life possible for your child...invaluable." -Dr. Phil McGraw As an individual rights attorney and parent of an autistic child herself, Areva Martin shares clear, step-by-step instructions on how parents can assert themselves-with doctors, teachers, school officials, neighbors, or even family members-and get the best results for their child. Practical and inspiring, with personal stories from other parents of autistic children, The Everyday Advocate offers real-world actions that work and teaches parents the skills to become better advocates for their children.

Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism

Author: Bryna Siegel
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238004
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Psychology

As the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, you need an informed, caring advocate who can deftly guide you through the complex maze of treatment options. In this empowering resource, bestselling author Bryna Siegel--one of the world’s leading authorities on the disorder--helps you zero in on proven strategies and tailor them to fit your child’s unique needs. Like no other book, Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism shows how to get an accurate assessment of your child’s strengths and weaknesses so you can develop a plan of action suited to his or her individual learning style, interests, verbal abilities, and social skills. You’ll learn what services you’re entitled to, how to determine what’s right for your family, and ways to work effectively with doctors and school professionals. With Dr. Siegel as your ally, you can help your child learn and grow.

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: 0814429602
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.

1 001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys

Author: Ken Siri
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616081058
Release Date: 2010-10-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers over one thousand recommendations for dealing with the challenges that autistic boys face with their parents, educators, peers, and the medical community.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Author: Ellen Notbohm
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781932565300
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Computers

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminare the minds and hearts of children with autism.

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.

Autistic Logistics

Author: Kate Wilde
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784500160
Release Date: 2014-12-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including: - How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring - How to get your child to sleep in their own bed and through the night - What to do when your child tantrums, hits or bites - How to introduce new foods, without a fight Based on decades of experience, Kate Wilde tackles these day-to-day issues and more, using tried-and-tested techniques to help you transform the challenges of home life and create harmony. The unique approach featured in the book, which encourages you to support your child's need for control rather than fight against it, can have transformative results. Not only will you learn to see through your child's eyes and help your child in a way that honors his/her specialness, but you will also begin to free yourself from the pressure and discomfort that can so often accompany everyday challenges. Catering to all age ranges and points on the spectrum, this book will be of immeasurable value to parents and caregivers of children with autism, other family members, as well as teachers and teaching assistants.

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Brenda Boyd
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846424208
Release Date: 2003-09-08
Genre: Psychology

For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being.

Parent to Parent

Author: Ann Boushéy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846420032
Release Date: 2004-05-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

When a child is diagnosed with autism or Asperger's Syndrome, what a parent needs most is information and inspiration. After her son Jon was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in kindergarten, Ann Boushéy soon learned that, for her, knowledge was the key to peace. Written out of her own experience, this inspirational book provides the information that will empower other parents who find themselves in her situation, and inspire them in their quest for the right diagnosis and the right help for their child. With a good dose of humor, she encourages parents in the day-to-day challenges they face in parenting a child with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Short vignettes - "Chicken Nuggets for the Soul" - at the end of each chapter make the reader feel like sitting down with her, Parent to Parent, over a cup of coffee. After reading this book, parents will come away with a sense of empowerment and feeling that they are not alone, while professionals will gain a valuable and compassionate insight into the world of parenting a child on the autism spectrum.

Autism

Author: Jessie Hewitson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409176299
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

'A wise SatNav for what is often a bewildering, or even scary, zone of parenting. The book offers real-world, road-tested, child-first and family-friendly advice; while also highlighting the twin truths that autism is not a tragedy, and that adaptation and acceptance are not resignation' David Mitchell, bestselling author and co-translator of The Reason I Jump 'A must-read for anyone with an autistic child in their life' Laura James, author of Odd Girl Out Written by Jessie Hewitson, an award-winning journalist at The Times, Autism is the book she wishes she had read when her son was first given the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. It combines her own experiences with tips from autistic adults, other parents - including author David Mitchell - as well as advice from autism professionals and academics such as Professor Simon Baron-Cohen. Autism looks at the condition as a difference rather than a disorder and includes guidance on: · What to do if you think your child is autistic · How to understand and support your child at school and at home · Mental health and autism · The differences between autistic girls and boys 'It is incredibly useful and informative, full of new research and interviews that put right an awful lot of misinformation. I cannot recommend this highly enough' The Sun 'Exceptionally useful and informative' Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, UCL