Children With Autism


2000 Parents' Choice Award

Children with Ausim: A Parent’s Guide, Second Edition

For the new parent coping with a child's recent diagnosis to one who's an experienced advocate, Children with Autism is a must-have reference. It is a trusted, respected source of information on autism and the other conditions within the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

Now completely revised and updated, Children with Autism covers a multitude of special concerns, including daily and family life, early intervention, educational programs, legal rights, advocacy, and a look at the years ahead with a chapter on adults with autism. Parents can turn to this new edition for the latest information on current diagnostic criteria, Applied Behavior Analysis, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), autism advocacy via the Internet, and much more.

Another important feature of the book is the group of parent statements found at the end of each chapter. Here the reader gains the perspective and support from many other parents who share their own family's experiences. Other helpful features include a glossary, reading and resource lists, and a delightful collection of photographs of children with autism scattered throughout the book.

About the author: Michael D. Powers, Psy.D., is a pediatric psychologist and the Director of The Center for Children with Special Needs in Tolland, Connecticut. He specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of people with autism and related developmental disabilities. Dr. Powers holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements - Foreword to the Second Edition by Temple Grandin - Foreword to the First Edition by Beverly Sills Greenough - Introduction by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.

Chapter One: What is Autism? by Michael D. Powers, Psy.D.

Chapter Two: Adjusting to Your Child’s Diagnosis by Lillian and Joe Tommasone

Chapter Three: Medical Problems, Treatments, and Professionals by Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.

Chapter Four: Daily Life With Your Child by Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey, Psy.D.

Chapter Five: Children with Autism and Their Families by Michael D. Powers, Psy.D.

Chapter Six: Your Child’s Development by Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D.

Chapter Seven: Finding the Right Early Intervention and Educational Programs by Andrew L. Egel, Ph.D.

Chapter Eight: Legal Rights and Hurdles by James E. Kaplan and Ralph J. Moore, Jr.

Chapter Nine: Becoming an Advocate by Bernice Friedlander

Chapter Ten: The Years Ahead...Adults with Autismby David L. Holmes, Ed.D

Appendix A – Glossary - Reading List - Resource Guide – Contributors – Index

1999 – Paperback - 8½" x 5½" - 375 pages - 40 photos – Glossary - Reading & Resource Lists - Autism/PDD - ASD – autism spectrum disorder

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