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Everyday Advocate Standing up for Your Child with Autism

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ISBN-10: 0451232291

ISBN-13: 9780451232298

Edition: N/A

Authors: Areva Martin, Lynn Kern Koegel

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"THE guide for getting the best life possible for your child...invaluable." -Dr. Phil McGraw As an individual rights attorney and parent of an autistic child herself, Areva Martin shares clear, step-by-step instructions on how parents can assert themselves-with doctors, teachers, school officials, neighbors, or even family members-and get the best results for their child. Practical and inspiring, with personal stories from other parents of autistic children, The Everyday Advocateoffers real-world actions that work and teaches parents the skills to become better advocates for their children.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction: Advocacy Makes a Difference
The Call to Advocacy
Facing Facts: Getting a Diagnosis
A New Perspective: Stepping Up
Advocacy 101: The Principles of Advocacy
Personal Advocacy: New Ways of Adapting
Family Challenges: Advocating to Your Family
Family Challenges: Advocating to Your Growing Child
Empowerment Circles: Avoiding Isolation
Balancing a Career and Autism: Making Your Life Work
Public Advocacy: Getting Results
Navigating the Therapy Maze: Educating Yourself
Legal Consultation: Making Decisions About Your Child's Education
Legal Consultation: Our Family's Choice for Inclusion
Legal Consultation: Planning Your Child's Education
In the Community: Integrating Your Child
Epilogue: It Begins with Hope
Glossary of Key Terms
Acronyms
Recommended Reading List
Sample Advocacy Letters
Student Self-Monitoring IEP Sheet
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Index