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

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

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Genre: Autism
Tags: anxiety, autism, behavior, nonfiction
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Year: 2012
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Length: 240
Illustrator: Nick Kobyluch
ISBN: 9781575423852

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

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About the Book

A few words about this book

Many books on autism are designed to help a parent after diagnosis. But as children grow, they need additional resources—that’s why I wrote this book. It’s for the kids themselves. Inside the survival guide they’ll find information on symptoms, sensory needs, getting along with family and friends, improving communication, handling school, and surviving the social scene. My goal is to help children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) live their lives to the fullest.

“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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