The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers


A practical resource filled with information, tips, and checklists for helping kids with autism

This useful, accessible guide offers teachers and parents a better understanding of children on the autism spectrum and provides them with the kinds of support and intervention they need. Written in an easy-to-read checklist format, the book is filled with up-to-date research, practical advice, and helpful resources on a wide range of topics. The book covers five areas: basic information on autism, checklists for parents, checklists for teachers, effective support strategies, and helpful resources.

  • Provides vital, accessible information for parents and teachers working with children in the autism spectrum
  • Contains a wealth of useful strategies, information, and resources
  • A volume in the popular Jossey-Bass Checklist series
  • Offers a comprehensive yet affordable resource
  • Kluth is the bestselling author of You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students with Autism


With so much to know about autism, Aspeger syndrome, and life β€œon the spectrum,” it is hard for those with autism labels, their families, and their teachers to know where to begin in a search for answers. In the past, it was difficult to find information anywhere. In the last few decades, there has been an onslaught of information, but not all of it has been as useful or as sensitive as we think it should be.

For this reason, we sat down to write a book that could give people quick answers and basic information in a way that is not only helpful but also thoughtful, informed, respectful, and accessible. We drew heavily from the words and experiences of people on the spectrum in order to create our recommendations and suggestions. We also looked at relevant research and kept our own lived experiences in mind. We think the result is a straightforward guide that will give readers a place to start when seeking answers about diagnosis, health and safety, life in the community and the home, teaching and learning, schooling, and relationships.

The first section of The Autism Checklist is about the label and diagnosis itself and contains information on characteristics, diagnostic tools, and related conditions. Two other sections of the book are designed to meet the needs of different populations. One section is devoted entirely to the needs of school personnel and will help teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and administrators meet the unique needs of the student on the spectrum. More than anything else, we wrote the . . .

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