The latest research shows that more than 1 in 50 boys in the US now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. Following countless hours of study, Ken Siri is sharing what he has learned. In 101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of boys with autism contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size? 101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism has the answer. Other topics include:
Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant
Choosing a school
Getting insurance to cover treatments
How to handle bullying
Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons
Maintaining a social life for both you and your son
Handling marital stress and divorce
Where to go on vacation
And many more!
From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism to coping with the first diagnosis, following up with comprehensive evaluation, and pursuing education and treatment, 101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism is the book that every parent of a boy with autism needs.
Revised and fully updated to include the latest developments, this fourth edition includes up-to-date information on mitochondrial, antifungal, and physical therapy treatments; about speech, art, music, and sound therapies; and how diets, HANDLE, indigenous healing, and other exciting new treatments can be used to help your child. It also addresses developing technologies, like the iPad, which provides hundreds of apps that help kids with autism communicate and organize their day, and helps parents keep track of therapy schedules. Filled with case studies and research, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism is a detailed and informative guide for anyone affected by autism.