Autism Spectrum Disorders The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism

ISBN-10: 0399166637

ISBN-13: 9780399166631

Edition: Revised 

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Based on nearly three decades of Chantal Sicile-Kira's personal and professional experiences with individuals and families affected by this growing epidemic, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, newly updated to reflect the latest research and new DSM criteria. * The causes of autism spectrum disorders * How to properly diagnose ASDs * Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and biomedical interventions * Coping strategies for families * Educational needs and programs * Living and working conditions for adults with ASD * Community interaction * Teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Chantal Sicile-Kirais an autism advocate and award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, and Autism Life Skills. Sicile-Kira lives in California with her family, who has been featured in the MTV documentary "True Life" series and the Newsweek cover stor "Growing Up with Autism".

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speech therapy, and had a nanny spend hours playing turn-based games with her. At the age of four, she began talking and her progress continued. In 1970, Grandin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and in 1989, she received a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Grandin, being a high-functioning autistic, is widely-known for her work in autism advocacy. She has been featured on major televisions programs such as the Today Show and ABC's Primetime Live. She has also been featured in Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, and the New York Times. Grandin was the subject of the Horizon documentary "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow" and was described by Oliver Sacks in the title of his narrative book: An Anthropologist on Mars. Grandin's bestselling book: Thinking in Pictures is scheduled to be released as an HBO film in 2009. Grandin's Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human have also been bestsellers. Grandin lives in Colorado, but has speaking engagements on autism and cattle handling around the world.

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