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A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Second Edition
How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, and James C. McPartland

290 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback
December 2014
ISBN 978-1-4625-1747-3
Cat. #1747
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December 2014
ISBN 978-1-4625-1795-4
Cat. #1795
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ISBN 978-1-4625-1869-2
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“This is a really great book for parents….It is upbeat, positive, practical, and succeeds in being both jargon free and highly informative....Unlike many books for parents, this is very well referenced, has a good index, and is also full of useful information about relevant websites, newsletters, videotapes and special centers. In short, although marketed as a parents’ guide, the book is likely to be equally helpful to clinicians and educators working in this area, providing them with strategies that they themselves can use, as well as a host of practical approaches that they can pass on to parents.”

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (on the first edition)


“A valuable resource. It not only informs readers but also leaves them with a sense of hope. They will realize that it is possible for children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism to lead full and happy lives.”

Family Ministry (on the first edition)


“The positive approach of this book will be encouraging to parents and will also be very practical. I have recommended this book to the parents of affected children with whom I have worked and also to my graduate students who are eager to better understand the world of children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism.”

Child Neuropsychology (on the first edition)


“Parents and clinicians alike will be hard-pressed to find a finer guide and resource.*****”

Doody's Review Service (on the first edition)


“Throughout, readers will find excellent examples and solutions to basic problems; also included are numerous instances of older children who went beyond basic communication issues to social situations such as dating, school, living on their own, and employment. Most books on AS/HFA focus on early intervention and basic skills, but this book offers help for older children and adults as well, making it very valuable. Strongly recommended for public libraries and academic libraries with autism or education collections.”

Library Journal (on the first edition)


“I really like how this book emphasizes building on the talents and strengths of a person with high-functioning autism. It contains many useful case histories and combines both scientific and practical information for parents, teachers, and other professionals.”

—Temple Grandin, PhD, author of Thinking in Pictures


“What an immensely readable and empowering book! It contains everything a parent needs to know in order to understand, support, and advocate for a child with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. The authors are leaders in the field—sensitive and compassionate clinicians as well as highly respected clinical researchers. This second edition provides practical insights and useful strategies that are well grounded in the most current scientific knowledge.”

—Wendy L. Stone, PhD, Director, READI Lab: Research in Early Autism Detection and Intervention, University of Washington, Seattle


“This is the indispensable book I would want were I the parent of a child, adolescent, or adult with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. Written and organized in a way that is highly engaging and accessible, the expert authors show parents how to maximize success at each stage of life from toddlerhood to adulthood. Unique in its positive approach, the Guide focuses on how to capitalize on the strengths shown by affected individuals, offering practical strategies that promote self-esteem and better emotional health. Parents will find this hands-on guide engaging, informative, sometimes funny, and most important, highly useful.”

—Deborah Fein, PhD, Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics, University of Connecticut


“With a plethora of books available about autism, this is one of the few that I recommend to parents whose child has just received a diagnosis. It is written by some of the world’s leading authorities who combine up-to-date research and practice in a highly accessible way. While the content is grounded in research it has many down-to-earth practical tips and advice. The second edition will be on the reading list I give my clinical students in child psychology and psychiatry.”

—Tony Charman, PhD, Chair in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, United Kingdom
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