Freshly updated! New content reflects changes in the understanding of ASD, including clarification that Asperger’s syndrome is no longer a specific diagnosis and why. The book also features new stories of young people with autism and an added chapter, “Tech Talk.” Meant to be read with a parent, this survival guide addresses kids’ questions and provides strategies for communicating, staying safe and smart online, making friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, and sleep. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. Includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. A handbook kids can refer to again and again, as they grow and change.
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