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Title:
Caring for autism : practical advice from a parent and physician
ISBN:
9780190259358
Physical Description:
xi, 220 pages ; 21 cm
Contents:
A father's perspective on autism -- A mother's perspective on autism / Lori Layton Ellis, BS, MPH -- Assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder -- What causes autism? -- Autism's effect on the whole family -- Psychopharmacology: should I use medications for my child? -- Complementary and alternative medicine therapies -- Non-medication therapies for ASD -- The educational system and Autism Spectrum Disorder -- Long-term planning and legal issues -- Stages of grief, spirituality, and religion -- Navigating the journey.
Abstract:
When your child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, you have questions. As ASD parents themselves, Michael and Lori Ellis provide a holistic view of what comes after diagnosis, answer the most commonly asked questions, discuss what medications and therapies are available, and examine the global impact ASD has on the child's environment.

"When a professional states, "Your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)", it is enough to make your whole world fall apart. What does it mean to be on the autism spectrum? How will this affect your child's life, your life, the life of your family, and others you interact with? What sorts of medications, therapies, and alternative methods are used to help manage the disorder? What are the financial and legal ramifications? How will this affect schooling, your spiritual growth, and everyday life? These are just a few of the questions that will rapidly cross your mind. Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician delves into all these questions and more. As the father of a daughter with ASD and as a trained psychiatrist who specializes in ASD, Dr. Michael A. Ellis provides a holistic view of what comes after diagnosis. In user-friendly tones, he answers the most commonly asked questions about what it's actually like to live with ASD, what medications and therapies are available, and the global impact it has on the child's environment. With the help of his wife, Lori Layton Ellis, to provide a mother's perspective, Dr. Ellis shares personal stories of their 10-year journey in order to provide insight and support for anyone - patient, parent, caregiver - traversing the difficulties of autism." -- Publisher's description
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