Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs

Based upon Chantal Sicile-Kira’s twenty-year experience with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), this handbook is invaluable for parents, professionals and anyone who works in the public sphere or knows someone with an ASD. It concisely covers all aspects of ASDs, including an analysis of vaccinations and their possible relation to autism. Autism Spectrum Disorders is a supportive and personal book that includes a detailed resource section. Practical and informative, straightforward and easy to read, the facts are illustrated throughout with quotes from people who have autism, and stories of parents’ experiences and professionals’ opinions. Geared towards the general public as well as parents and professionals, Autism Spectrum Disorders has been acclaimed as a highly accessible book by experts in the field and is fast becoming “the” handbook on autism. The UK edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders (with a forward by Temple Grandin, PhD) was the recipient of the 2003 San Diego Book Award for ‘Best in Health.’

Some of the topics covered in the book include:

  • The causes of autism spectrum disorders
  • How to properly diagnose ASDs
  • Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and biomedical interventions
  • Coping strategies for families
  • Educational needs and programs
  • Living and working conditions for adults with ASD
  • Community interaction
  • Teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals
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