This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their very own comprehensive resource for both working out their condition and finding tools to deal with the challenges they face on a daily basis. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, whilst others you need to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping or pacing (“stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-working out and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (“What’s an ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids care for intense emotions and behaviors and get fortify from circle of relatives and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and a glossary. Sections for parents offer more detailed information.
Offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their very own comprehensive resource
Used for both working out their condition and finding tools to deal with their day-to-day challenges
Provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school
Softcover; 234 pages