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x, 342 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
What is Autism spectrum disorder? --What causes Autism spectrum disorder? --How do I know if my child has Autism spectrum disorder? --Behavioral and developmental interventions to support children with Autism --Tapping educational services --When other therapies aren't enough: the role of medication --The role of integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine --Partnering with your pediatrician --Services in your community --Accessing care --Adolescence and beyond --Putting it all together: Everyday strategies for helping your child --Autism spectrum disorder and your family --The future of Autism spectrum disorder --Advocating for children with Autism spectrum disorder --Afterword: Shana's special wish --Appendices.
"This guide helps parents understand how ASDs are defined and diagnosed and offers an overview of the most current behavioral and developmental therapies. Topics include: symptoms and types of ASDs, accessing care, services in the community, and the role of complementary and alternative medicine. Parents will also find inspirational and relatable stories from other caretakers."--Amazon.com.
Carbone, Paul S.
American Academy of Pediatrics.