Parent to Parent: Information and Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Synopsis

"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 Boushey soon learned that for her knowledge brings peace. As a result of her efforts to become the expert in her child's care, she provides other parents which important information, which will empower them to research their own child's diagnosis, and also explains to parents their rights in mapping out their child's care. In this book, Ann Boushey shares her personal experiences and encourages parents in the day-to-day challenges they face in parenting a child with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. With short vignettes called "Chicken Nuggets for the Soul" at the end of each chapter, she makes the reader feel like sitting down with her, Parent to Parent, over a cup of coffee as they learn more about the world of autism. After reading this book, parents will come away with a sense of empowerment and feeling that they are not alone, while professionals will gain insight into the world of parenting a child on the autism spectrum." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2004