The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (and their Parents)

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (and their Parents)

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Genre: Autism
Tags: anxiety, autism, behavior, nonfiction
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Year: 2021
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Length: 240
Illustrator: Nick Kobyluch
ASIN: 163198599X
ISBN: 9781631985997

This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day.

About the Book

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.

Endorsements for Original Edition

“Direct, truthful and effective … a treasured resource for families.”
School Library Journal
“The overarching tone is one of openness, making no social or physical facet of ASD taboo. Real problems are answered with solutions shared by kids. The authors lay a strong foundation in giving kids the ultimate skill of self-advocacy.”
“This is an amazing book.”
– Reach and Teach
“Verdick and Reeve’s guide manages to skillfully balance on the edge between information–heavy academic books and too–simplistic books for young children. They have produced an informative, practical guide for late elementary and middle school students that neither talks down to them nor floats above their heads.”
“Pick it up for its emphasis on self-acceptance and its A-to-Z nature.”
“You will find that this guide will be very handy as your child enters many new developmental stages.”
“Generally useful and easily readable . . . with lots of practical advice, especially appropriate for grade-schoolers and their caregivers.”
“Lots of fun illustrations and a positive outlook make this a great resource for kids and their families.”
“This is a wonderful resource, and one that I would strongly recommend for any teacher, not just for parents and children in ASD families.”
– Lost in a Great Book Blog
“Not only is this an excellent guide for children and adults personally affected by ASD, it’s also worthwhile for anyone who knows children or works with children on the spectrum (which is many of us).”
– The Kiddosphere @ Fauquier Blog
“A must-have resource for kids with ASD.”
– Lori Calabrese, Children’s Books Examiner
“Think of this Survival Guide as a handbook to turn to whenever help is needed.”
– Autism Society
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