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Caring for a child with autism: a practical guide for parents

IVES, Martine and MUNRO, Nell

2002    304 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1853029963

This is an informative handbook from the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed child. It is an introduction to autistic spectrum disorders. The comprehensive guide answers the questions commonly asked by parents and carers following a diagnosis of autism, and discusses the challenges that can arise in home life, education and socializing. The authors cover a variety of therapies and approaches to autism, providing information so that families will be able to [...]

This is an informative handbook from the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed child. It is an introduction to autistic spectrum disorders. The comprehensive guide answers the questions commonly asked by parents and carers following a diagnosis of autism, and discusses the challenges that can arise in home life, education and socializing. The authors cover a variety of therapies and approaches to autism, providing information so that families will be able to evaluate different options for themselves. Throughout, the emphasis is on home and family life, and the everyday difficulties encountered by families of autistic children. [less]

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Help!: hope, education, listening, positive approaches (Manual)

NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY

2002    178 Pages    (National Autistic Society)

Although the NAS no longer provide the exact same training course, the manual has lots of information and support for parents with newly diagnosed children. Topics covered are: ASDs, Communication, Behaviour, Education and Legislation & Benefits. This training manual is now over a decade old, so some information such as legislation and benefits may be out of date; there is still plenty of valuable information inside.

Although the NAS no longer provide the exact same training course, the manual has lots of information and support for parents with newly diagnosed children. Topics covered are: ASDs, Communication, Behaviour, Education and Legislation & Benefits. This training manual is now over a decade old, so some information such as legislation and benefits may be out of date; there is still plenty of valuable information inside. [less]

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Information for parents: autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and related conditions

DfES

2004    56 Pages    (DfES)

A guide for parents with children who have recently been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, or who are in the process of getting a diagnosis.

A guide for parents with children who have recently been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder, or who are in the process of getting a diagnosis. [less]

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Multicoloured mayhem: parenting the many shades of adolescents and children with autism, Asperger syndrome and AD/HD

JACKSON, Jacqui

2004    256 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1843101718

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke (author of "Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome") has Asperger syndrome, Joe has ADHD and Ben has autism. Life is anything but straightforward, but the chaos of the Jacksons' lives is threaded through with humour and common sense. Full of anecdotes, this title explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions and provides helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers.

Jacqui Jackson has seven children. Luke (author of "Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome") has Asperger syndrome, Joe has ADHD and Ben has autism. Life is anything but straightforward, but the chaos of the Jacksons' lives is threaded through with humour and common sense. Full of anecdotes, this title explains vividly what it is like to parent young people with such a range of conditions and provides helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. [less]

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NAS earlybird plus programme book

SHIELDS, Jane

2004    124 Pages    (National Autistic Society)

ISBN 13: 1899280545   

This three-month programme is suitable for families whose child has received a diagnosis in whilst in Early Years or Key Stage One provision. To maximise consistent help for the child, the NAS Earlybird Plus programme trains parents and professionals together. It consists of eight group sessions, interspersed with two home visit weeks when families can individualise what they are learning. A follow-up session is held six months after the programme.

This three-month programme is suitable for families whose child has received a diagnosis in whilst in Early Years or Key Stage One provision. To maximise consistent help for the child, the NAS Earlybird Plus programme trains parents and professionals together. It consists of eight group sessions, interspersed with two home visit weeks when families can individualise what they are learning. A follow-up session is held six months after the programme. [less]

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Parenting a child with Asperger syndrome: 200 tips and strategies

BOYD, Brenda

2003    202 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1843101378

For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to [...]

For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being. [less]

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Parenting without panic: a pocket support group for parents of children and teens on the autistic spectrum (Asperger's syndrome)

DATER, Brenda

2014    240 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849059411   

Ever wish that parenting a child or teen on the autism spectrum came with instant access to a support group? Brenda Dater has provided parents with exactly that. In this book she draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a child on the spectrum to offer trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation, the book covers everything from [...]

Ever wish that parenting a child or teen on the autism spectrum came with instant access to a support group? Brenda Dater has provided parents with exactly that. In this book she draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a child on the spectrum to offer trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents' top concerns, all in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation, the book covers everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, behaviour, building independence and resilience, making friends, holidays and vacations, homework, supporting siblings, how to garner support from extended family and friends, and how parents can look after their own wellbeing. This book extends the vital lifeline of a support group to parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum everywhere. [less]

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Parents' education as autism therapists: applied behaviour analysis in context

KEENAN, Mickey, KERR, Ken P. and DILLENBURGER, Karola (Eds)

2000    177 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1853027782

This text is a useful introduction to ABA for parents and professionals working with children with autism. Successful child rearing is an essential skill for any parent. For most of us this skill is handed down from our own parents and society in general, where we bring up our children using skills based largely upon common sense and a willingness to do our best. However, when it comes to more difficult aspects of developing skills in our children, we need something more dependable than good [...]

This text is a useful introduction to ABA for parents and professionals working with children with autism. Successful child rearing is an essential skill for any parent. For most of us this skill is handed down from our own parents and society in general, where we bring up our children using skills based largely upon common sense and a willingness to do our best. However, when it comes to more difficult aspects of developing skills in our children, we need something more dependable than good will. Applied behavioural analysis (ABA), the systematic implementation of scientifically proven behavioural principles offers just that. Aimed at enhancing people's lives in ways that they or their carers feel are important, it includes a variety of methods and techniques, which can be used to promote, decrease or maintain skills for daily living. [less]

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Raising a child with autism: a guide to applied behavior analysis for parents

RICHMAN, Shira

2001    173 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1853029106

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behaviour. In ‘Raising a child with autism’, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve [...]

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behaviour. In ‘Raising a child with autism’, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and at school. [less]

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Time out for special needs!: handbook

DOUGLAS, Camilla

2003    72 Pages    (Positive Parenting Publications & Programmes)

ISBN 10: 1900126141

Parents of children with special educational needs often feel isolated and frustrated that ‘standard parenting advice’ sometimes doesn’t work. This seven-session course aims to help them share feelings and experiences, and come up with their own solutions to problems on the basis of what works - not what’s meant to work! Topics covered include helping self-esteem, coping with feelings, understanding and managing behaviour, home/school issues and the wider family. For [...]

Parents of children with special educational needs often feel isolated and frustrated that ‘standard parenting advice’ sometimes doesn’t work. This seven-session course aims to help them share feelings and experiences, and come up with their own solutions to problems on the basis of what works - not what’s meant to work! Topics covered include helping self-esteem, coping with feelings, understanding and managing behaviour, home/school issues and the wider family.
For SENCOs, family support workers, community group leaders, parents themselves and all those involved in supporting parents in either a befriending or professional capacity. [less]

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