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Title:
Children with autism : a parent's guide
Author:
Powers, Michael D.
Publication Information:
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2000.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 427 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781890627041
Format :
Book

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This parents' reference to autism covers daily and family life, early intervention, educational programmes, legal rights, advocacy, and a look at the years ahead with a chapter on adults with autism. There are parent statements to help the reader gain perspective.


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Autism is a physical disorder of the brain that causes a lifelong developmental disability. In the past, autism has been carelessly diagnosed and misdefined by medical professionals as a psychogenic (psychologically caused) problem, with the blame often laid on parental behavior and attitudes. This guide clears away such misconceptions and offers straightforward advice from both parents and specialists, running the gamut of concerns from obtaining an accurate medical diagnosis to preparing an autistic offspring for independent adulthood (when feasible). Appended: glossary, reading list, national resources, and index. --Denise Perry Donavin