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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Every Parent Needs to Know



342 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781610022699

Rights: WOR

American Academy of Pediatrics (Apr 2019)
American Academy Of Pediatrics


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Medically sound advice for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder from the most trusted name in child health

This accessible and authoritative guide helps parents understand how autism spectrum disorder is defined and diagnosed and offers an overview of the most current behavioral and developmental therapies for children with ASD. Topics include: symptoms, accessing care, services in the community, and the role of complementary and alternative medicine. Parents will also find inspirational and relatable stories from other caretakers, helping them feel less alone.


"Covers a wide range of topics in a straightforward, commonsense manner, such as diagnosis, different behavioral therapies, family stress issues, and lots of other vital information. Essential reading for parents of children with autism." â€â€ÂTemple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism  

"[T]his guide is a wonderful resource to build that knowledge and encourage parents to advocate so that their child lives in a world where the dignity of every person is cherished, respected, and empowered." â€â€ÂTimothy P. Shriver, PhD, Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics

"Outstanding book and a tremendous resource for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. It is also a must-read for anyone else working to help children with autism reach their full potential." â€â€ÂRichard E. Besser, MD, FAAP, Former Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News

"The AAP and Drs Carbone and Rosenblatt cover complex issues in an accessible manner. I will recommend this resource to families in need of quality information regarding services and supports for their children with autism." â€â€ÂPatricia Wright, PhD, MPH, National Director, Autism Services, Easter Seals

"Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know is a must read for every parent with a child on the autism spectrum... Get this bookâ€â€Âit's a complete gem!" â€â€ÂNora Wells, MEd, Director of Programs, Family Voices

"It is a must-have book for parents, service providers, and advocates alike." â€â€ÂChris Plauché Johnson, MEd, MA, MD, FAAP. Medical Director, Autism Community Network Clinical Professor (Retired), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Cochair, American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Subcommittee (2003–2007)

Author Biography

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list that includes essential clinical titles and award-winning books for parents. Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah. He is a member of the Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the parent of a son with autism. Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician in private practice in Chicago, IL. He is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenblatt served on the Autism Expert Panel of the American Academy of Pediatrics.