The Autism Sourcebook

The Autism Sourcebook

Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing

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Baker & Taylor
Draws on the author's at-home treatment that enabled her son to recover from autism, counseling parents on such topics as the diagnostic process, available treatment options, condition-related stress, and legal rights.

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Practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism -- and a mother's own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorder

When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn't easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn offers parents the wisdom she wishes she'd had at the beginning.

Recent studies show that there is a worldwide epidemic of autism. More than 1.5 million people are affected in the United States alone, with one in every 166 children diagnosed. Early detection and early intervention are two of the key factors in improving prognosis -- but too often, writes Siff Exkorn, parents get bogged down in denial or confusion about the still mysterious disorder, and are unable to take the necessary steps. Providing accessible medical information gleaned from the world's foremost experts, Siff Exkorn offers an inside look at families with children who have autism, and ties in her own firsthand experience as a parent. The author shares valuable knowledge about the following:

  • What the diagnosis really means
  • Understanding and accessing treatment options
  • Knowing your child's rights in the school system
  • Coping with common marital and familial stress
  • Making the stigma of autism a thing of the past

With extensive appendices, including the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Diagnostic Criteria for the Five Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and carefully selected lists of Internet resources, recommended readings, and top autism organizations worldwide, The Autism Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, practical resource available to parents and loved ones of children with autism.


Practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism -- and a mother's own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorder

When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn't easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn offers parents the wisdom she wishes she'd had at the beginning.

Recent studies show that there is a worldwide epidemic of autism. More than 1.5 million people are affected in the United States alone, with one in every 166 children diagnosed. Early detection and early intervention are two of the key factors in improving prognosis -- but too often, writes Siff Exkorn, parents get bogged down in denial or confusion about the still mysterious disorder, and are unable to take the necessary steps. Providing accessible medical information gleaned from the world's foremost experts, Siff Exkorn offers an inside look at families with children who have autism, and ties in her own firsthand experience as a parent. The author shares valuable knowledge about the following:

  • What the diagnosis really means
  • Understanding and accessing treatment options
  • Knowing your child's rights in the school system
  • Coping with common marital and familial stress
  • Making the stigma of autism a thing of the past

With extensive appendices, including the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Diagnostic Criteria for the Five Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and carefully selected lists of Internet resources, recommended readings, and top autism organizations worldwide, The Autism Sourcebook is the single most comprehensive, practical resource available to parents and loved ones of children with autism.



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In this reference, Siff Exkorn offers other parents the information she gathered in helping her own son with his autism. She discusses the meaning of a diagnosis of autism, treatment options, autistic children's rights in the school system, and coping with stress. The appendices include a checklist for assessing autism in toddlers, diagnostic criteria for five pervasive development disorders, and lists of Internet resources. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Draws on the author's at-home treatment that enabled her son to recover from autism, counseling parents on such topics as the diagnostic process, available treatment options, condition-related stress, financial challenges, and legal rights. 25,000 first printing.
Draws on the author's at-home treatment that enabled her son to recover from autism, counseling parents on such topics as the diagnostic process, available treatment options, condition-related stress, financial challenges, and legal rights. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : ReaganBooks, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780060826932
0060826932
9780060826925
0060826924
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: xvi, 416 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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