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101 tips for the parents of girls with autism : the most crucial things you need to know about diagnosis, doctors, schools, taxes, vaccinations, babysitters, treatment, food, self-care, and more
Author:
Lyons, Tony, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.
Physical Description:
xi, 228 pages ; 19 cm
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English
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ISBN:
9781629145082
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The latest research shows that as many as 1 in 88 US children now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these children become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments, and parents of girls with autism face particularly unique challenges. After countless hours of study, Tony Lyons is sharing what he has learned. In 101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism you will learn how to deal with troubling issues such as periods, birth control, and the risks of sexual abuse. Both Mom and Dad will learn which menstrual pads work best and why the ones with wings just are not them. And how exactly do you get your daughter to actually start using them? 101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism has the answer. Other topics include:

How to get the most useful evaluation
Where to find other parents of girls with autism
Getting insurance to cover treatments
Coping with the unique social issues that girls face
Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons
Maintaining a social life for both you and your daughter
Handling marital stress and divorce
Where to go on vacation
And many more!
From what to do when you first suspect your daughter might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, following up with comprehensive evaluation, and pursuing education and treatment, 101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism is the book that every parent of a girl with autism needs.


Author Notes

Tony Lyons is a book publisher and the parent of two girls, including one with autism, and is also the coauthor of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism. He lives in New York.
Kim Stagliano is the author of All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism, and House, of Cards, a novel. She writes for the Huffington Post and Autism File magazine, is managing editor of Age of Autism, and speaks around the country about issues related to autism. A graduate of Boston College, she lives in Connecticut with her family.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Chapter 1 Educationp. 1
Chapter 2 Therapy Implementationp. 22
Chapter 3 Medical and Nutritional Treatmentp. 39
Chapter 4 Supporting the Family Unitp. 90
Chapter 5 Daily Lifep. 101
Chapter 6 Productive Approaches to Parentingp. 131
Chapter 7 Personal Carep. 148
Chapter 8 Safetyp. 174
Chapter 9 Venturing Outp. 183
Chapter 10 Holidays, Birthdays, Giftsp. 191
Chapter 11 The Future: Happy 18th Birthday-Where Do We Go from Here?p. 193
Chapter 12 Financesp. 209
Afterwordp. 218
Suggested Readingp. 219
Indexp. 222