First Year Autism Spectrum Disorders - An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child

ISBN-10: 160094065X

ISBN-13: 9781600940651

Edition: 2009

Authors: Nancy D. Wiseman, Kenneth Bock

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When parents learn that their child is diagnosed with autism, the news can be paralyzing. Wiseman has navigated this maze for over a decade and has counseled thousands of parents worldwide. She knows firsthand how difficult it can be to unravel complex issues quickly, find the right treatments, and get answers.The First Year'174;: Autism Spectrum Disorders walks parents through multiple diagnoses, including Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and autistic disorder. From navigating the healthcare, insurance, and educational systems to choosing therapies, Wiseman helps parents reach the best possible outcome for their family.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Kenneth Bock, M.D., is the co-founder and co-director of the Rhinebeck Health Center and The Center for Progressive Medicine, and a clinical instructor in family medicine at the Albany Medical College. He lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife and two children. Cameron Stauth is the author of twenty-two books, including several national and international bestsellers. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two young children. From the Hardcover edition.

Learning: What Are Autism Spectrum Disorders?
Living: Affirming the Diagnosis
Learning: Are You Doubting the Diagnosis or Denying It?
Living: Getting a Quick Start and a Second Opinion
Learning: The Top Ten Most Essential Actions
Living: Living with Autism, an Olympic Challenge
Learning: Is Recovery Possible?
Living: Understanding, Accepting, and Embracing the Diagnosis
Learning: Getting Organized, Informed, and Connected
Living: Managing the Business of Recovery
Learning: Navigating Long Waiting Lists
Living: Begin to Assemble Your "A" Team
Learning: Defining Your Role and Your Family's Role
Living: The Journey Ahead
First-Week Milestone
Learning: Diagnosis Is Not Enough
Living: Understanding Your Child's Individual Profile
Learning: Autism's Underlying Biomedical Factors
Living: Finding the Right Biomedical Specialist
Learning: Early Intervention
Living: How to Access Early Intervention Services
First-Month Milestone
Learning: Know Your Rights; Know Your Insurance
Living: The Financials: Planning Ahead
Learning: Taking a Balanced, Integrated Approach to Intervention
Living: Getting to Know the Treatments Available
Learning: Making Observations and Understanding What They Mean
Living: An Example of Integrated Therapy
Learning: Understanding Your Child's Educational Needs
Living: Finding the Appropriate School Program
Learning: Preparing for the Educational Planning Process: Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Living: Navigating the Public School System
Half-Year Milestone
Learning: When You're Not Getting What You Need from Your School District
Living: Learning How to Advocate for Your Child
Learning: Identifying Coexisting Conditions
Living: More about Peeling Away the Layers
Learning: Feeling Isolated, Staying Positive
Living: Finding Resources and Building Your Support System
Learning: Refining Your Child's Treatments
Living: Assessing Your Professional Team and Using It Wisely
Learning: Defining and Measuring Success: Assessing Your Mission and Goals
Living: More about Goals: Is There a Difference Between Your Stated Goals and Your "Real" Goals?
Learning: Finding Balance, Knowing You Have Made a Difference
Living: Feeling Empowered, Finding Joy and Humor in Your Life
The Early Indicators of Autism
A Strawman Treatment Development Process
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