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Old 11-10-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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A friend of mine has just had her seven-year-old diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Since I retired I gave away most of my teaching books. Can anyone recommend a good book or resource for this mom to understand her child as well as going forward into the school system? I think you in advance.


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As a fellow ASD Mom...
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Nothing by Jenny McCarthy

I love Temple Grandin's books.

The Reason I Jump is fantastic. I'm waiting to get the sequel from the library.

I'm reading Uniquely Human right now and enjoying it.

Autism Speaks has a document about what to do in the first 100 days after your child is diagnosed.
https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-...ts/100-day-kit

Just know, she may not be ready to read an entire book about autism yet. When DS was diagnosed I was so overwhelmed by figuring out what he needed I couldn't fathom concentrating on an entire book about autism.

If I can help, please let me know.

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Hmmm....
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I'm guessing the child is level I?

Tony Attwoods book on Aspergers. It's a little dry, but it's thorough.

Sign on on wrongplanet.net and asperclicks.com and lurk. Or go to parents section and read the FAQs. Why? I think it is much better to have a melt down explained by the person who actually experiences it. Or why sensory issues are so overwhelming. Or what it feels like to have horrible executive functioning issues. Or that have the dignosis isn't a death sentence, and a person can lead a happy life. It may not be what mom or dad wants, it's different not less.

Attwood gives you the break down of the diagnosis, and with those websites you hear first hand from people who live with it.

Also a local support group helps you figure what is available in the immediate area. People have specific questions about schooling and services, and that can vary so much just between cities, let alone states.

My local Autism parent group also has a library of books they think are useful. It cuts down on the hunting around.
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Thank you both!
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