Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to by Chantal Sicile-Kira

By Chantal Sicile-Kira

Newly revised and up-to-date, this award-winning advisor covers each element of knowing and residing with autism at the present time

accomplished and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all facets of the situation, and is written for folks, educators, caregivers, and others searching for exact info and specialist perception. Newly up to date to mirror the most recent examine, therapy equipment, and DSM-V standards, this useful booklet covers:

• The motives of autism spectrum disorders
• Getting a correct diagnosis
• remedies according to behavioral, mental, and biomedical interventions
• Coping innovations for households and schooling wishes and programs
• residing and dealing stipulations for adults with ASD
• neighborhood interplay and educating recommendations and assets for educators and different professionals

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Defeat Autism Now! ) started during those years, training clinicians in using biomedical interventions, which have helped many. Dr. Rimland was also interested in research on various dietary treatments, such as a ketogenic diet, vitamin/mineral supplementation, and a gluten-free/casein-free diet. ) Increase in the Number of Books and Websites by Those with Autism Another important development is the increase in the number of websites created, blogs written, books authored, and curriculum developed by those who have ASD (for example, Temple Grandin, John Elder Robison, Valerie Paradiz, Brian King, Daniel Tammet, Judy Endow, Lynne Soraya, Michael John Carley, Liane Holliday Willey, Donna Williams, Stephen Shore, Jesse A.

The autism community is here to help you. ABOUT THIS BOOK I have used the term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) throughout this book to mean anyone considered on the autism spectrum. If used, the word “autism” means autism spectrum disorder. When speaking specifically about people with Asperger’s syndrome, I have used “Asperger’s,” although I realize that the term technically no longer exists as a diagnosis. ” Most resources are listed in the main text; others are in the Resources section. This book has been compiled to serve an informational purpose.

Myth #4: Everyone Who Has a Symptom of ASD Has ASD If a person has one or two characteristics of ASD, it does not necessarily mean he has ASD. As explained in Chapter 2, it is the number and severity of deficits in the areas of social communication and social interaction, as well as restricted repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, or activities that cause concern. That is why it is important to consult with a medical professional who is familiar with diagnosing ASD. Myth #5: All Individuals with Autism Need to Be Cured or Become Neurotypical There are many individuals who have the label of “autism” (or “Asperger’s syndrome”) who are brilliant and functional and clearly don’t need our help.

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