The Official Autism 101 Manual (Paperback)

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The Official Autism 101 Manual (Paperback)

By Karen L. Simmons (Compiled by)


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Gold IPPY Award winner for Book of the Year, medicine category.

When you need answers to your questions about anything related to autism, including early diagnosis, therapies, the buzz about vaccinations, social skills, self-esteem, planning for the future, coping skills, music therapy, or solving reading problems, this master collection gives you practical and proven answers. The Official Autism 101 Manual is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of autism. Parents and professionals rave that this is your ultimate resource for understanding and responding to autism.

With forty-four contributors—such as Temple Grandin, Bernard Rimland, Pat Wyman, Tony Attwood, Darold Treffert, and more—you learn from dozens of caring experts and supporters who bring you the best the autism community has to offer.
Karen L. Simmons is the celebrated founder and CEO of Autism Today, an internationally acclaimed resource for autism and all special needs. She is the mother of six children, including one with autism and another with ADHD. She is also the author of four other books, including Chicken Soup For The Soul, Children With Special Needs, along with Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield. Her mission is to celebrate every child's gifts and talents, and by doing so, she has become a highly recognized authority on autism and special needs.
“Simmons’s expertise in embracing life and reframing autism shows us all how to lead a positive, fulfilling, and productive life while supporting loved ones with special needs.” —Stephen Shore, EdD

“An important and dynamic resource . . . Topics range from diagnosis to family support and traditional therapies. . . . An invaluable resource for parents and professionals alike.” —Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, director, Childhood Communication Services, adjunct professor, Center For the Study of Human Development, Brown University