Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to by Chantal Sicile-Kira

By Chantal Sicile-Kira

Newly revised and up to date, this award-winning advisor covers each element of realizing and residing with autism this day

complete and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all points of the situation, and is written for fogeys, educators, caregivers, and others trying to find exact details and specialist perception. Newly up to date to mirror the most recent study, remedy equipment, and DSM-V standards, this important booklet covers:

• The factors of autism spectrum disorders
• Getting a correct diagnosis
• remedies in keeping with behavioral, mental, and biomedical interventions
• Coping ideas for households and schooling wishes and programs
• dwelling and dealing stipulations for adults with ASD
• neighborhood interplay and instructing thoughts and assets for educators and different professionals

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Here are a few of them. Myth #1: The Rain Man Myth—Everyone with ASD Is an Autistic Savant In the movie Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman plays Raymond, a young man who has autism. He goes on a road trip with his brother, played by Tom Cruise. Raymond has an incredible gift with numbers. His brother discovers this, and takes him off to Las Vegas so Raymond can gamble and win some money. It is true that some individuals with autism have great skills in a particular area. Take Stephen Wiltshire, who can draw and paint accurate detailed representations of cities, sometimes after only having seen the city during a twenty-minute helicopter ride.

But if not, it is important that you have a diagnosis as early as possible, in order to access services. Research shows that early and intensive treatment works best in helping these children make sense of their world. Research shows that the earlier a child is started on a course of treatment or therapy, the better the prognosis. However, research also shows that our brains have neuroplasticity, which means that they continue to reorganize themselves by forming new neural connections throughout life.

Basically anyone who works with the public. With a diagnosis rate in the United States estimated to be as high as 1 in 50 schoolchildren, everyone knows someone whose life is touched by autism, and your clients, customers, and coworkers are some of them. Back to Jeremy—today he is twenty-five. After graduation, he attended some community college classes and coauthored a book, A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence (Macmillan, 2012). He became a Young Leader for the Autistic Global Initiative of the Autism Research Institute.

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