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Understanding Autism For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-2547-6
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384 pages
September 2006
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Understanding Autism.

Chapter 1: Autism: The Big Picture.

Chapter 2: From Classification to Treatment: Scanning the Autism Spectrum.

Chapter 3: Causes, Clusters, and Clues: Where Does Autism Come From?

Chapter 4: Getting a Diagnosis.

Chapter 5: Asperger Syndrome and Autism.

Part II: Addressing Physical Needs.

Chapter 6: Injecting Yourself with Knowledge about Autism Medication.

Chapter 7: Improving Immunity and Boosting Biochemistry.

Chapter 8: Optimizing Nutrition.

Part III: Enhancing Learning and Social Skills.

Chapter 9: Choosing an Appropriate Behavioral, Developmental, or

Educational Intervention.

Chapter 10: Dealing with Learning and Sensory Differences.

Chapter 11: Finding a Learning Environment That Fits Your Child’s Needs.

Chapter 12: Legally Speaking: Making the Most of Your Child’s Education.

Chapter 13: Fostering Healthy Relationships.

Part IV: Living with Autism as an Adult.

Chapter 14: For Adults with Autism: Living Well after K-12.

Chapter 15: For Adults with Autism: Fostering Friendships and Romantic Relationships.

Chapter 16: Special-Needs Planning for the Future.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Tactful Responses to Challenging Questions or Comments.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do after a Diagnosis.

Appendix: Where to Go for More Help.

Index.

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