The greatest knowledge base on autism resides in the experience of parents. This book has accurate information and wise advice based on Susan's personal experiences and that of many similar parents over several decades. Parents and teachers will discover useful explanations and tips for those who have autism and advanced cognitive abilities. -- Tony Attwood, Minds & Hearts Clinic, Brisbane, Australia, and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome A consummate professional, parent, clinician, program director, and all round terrific person, Susan Moreno has served our field with distinction, energy, creativity, and unbelievable commitment for almost three decades. Though there might be individuals who serve in each of those roles as effectively as Susan does, there is no one who combines them more gracefully and effectively. Her remarkable skill and versatility make her the person who can write a book of this kind that competently presents what is known about ASD, sensitively describes what parents are feeling and going through, thoroughly reviews the latest research, and clearly explains how to implement intervention strategies in ways that will help parents, people with ASD, and those who work with them. Susan's ability to understand ASD from so many different perspectives and to integrate and articulate what she has learned results in an exciting, practical, and energizing approach to the field. Anyone interested in ASD will not want to miss this wonderful contribution. -- Dr. Gary Mesibov, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and former Director of Division TEACCH Thousands of families have turned to Susan Moreno, founder of MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, for guidance and support and many have told me that talking with her was life changing. In this book, Susan shares her wisdom and experiences in her efforts to continue helping families across the world. She is a true gem in the field of autism spectrum disorders. -- Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. It is largely base on personal experience and is easy to read and understand. It covers a wide age range... Useful areas include how to handle Autistic teenagers, Sensory Issues, Social interaction, transition and young adults in the community. -- Maria Box, Chairperson Autism Support Crawley
About the Author
Susan Moreno is the founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc. a non-profit organization that provides information and advice to parents, teachers and healthcare professionals about all aspects of autism. She is the editor of The MAAP, a newsletter for families of more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum of disorders. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and she is internationally known as a lecturer and motivational speaker.