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Autism & Asperger's Syndrome in Layman's Terms. Your Guide to Understanding Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, PDD-NOS and Other Autism Spectrum Disorders [Kindle Edition]

Raymond Le Blanc
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Book Description

You're closer than you think to understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
Be Aware!
Changes are coming to the Autism classifications for professionals. Learn about those, and many other things in this extra-ordinary complete resource. 
With Autism Spectrum Disorders being in flux, it is time for parents and teachers to take a refreshing look on Autism and the related disorders. With things changing within the year, now is the time to get prepared before they happen. 

Raymond Le Blanc has written the definite resource on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Not only should this be your guide, it also teaches you about the causes, symptoms, the current and future diagnosis, treatments, and everything You Need to Know About Autism & its Effects on Life in general, but specifically your life and the life of your child, grandchild, or student. 
One of Raymond's main reasons to study Clinical Psychology and publish "Autism & Asperger's Syndrome" has to do with his first-hand experience with autism. And as a psychologist he knows how to translate the tech stuff into solid information that readers can use to cope with everyday life.

This comprehensive and surprisingly accessible guide examines autism from all perspectives and will teach you how to manage the condition in either yourself or a loved one over the course of a lifetime, to ensure the best possible quality of life for everyone involved.

Some of the chapters Le Blanc presents in his resource
  • Chapter 11 Scientific theories on autistic thinking
  • Chapter 20 Family life after autism diagnosis
  • Chapter 24 Dietary interventions
  • Chapter 27 School
  • Chapter 31 Planning a future
˃˃˃ This is currently your best bet when it comes to up-to-date, relevant, and easy to understand resource on autism. 
Why spend lots of more money on multiple other resources when you can have all that information - and much more - presented in one book?
With autism, early intervention is imperative, so by buying this book today, you can learn about autism for tomorrow and instantly start helping a person in need. 

˃˃˃ Do you need to find out more about Living and Working conditions for adults with ASD?
This question is often asked and answers are also given in this book.

˃˃˃ Why this book?
The topics in this book will help you gain a better understanding of autism. 
In addition, this book is written in an easy to read manner and delivers a great deal of useful information.

Purchase "Autism & Asperger's Syndrome in Layman's Terms" Now

Editorial Reviews


As a mother of an autistic boy I wanted to learn more about what's in store for me as my son grows up. I was glad to find a lot of information on the effects autism can have on a person during his or her lifetime. Besides this information there's a lot of information on the symptoms of autism, probable causes and the best interventions.
Karin Verbeek

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Persons with autism may possess the following characteristics in various combinations and in varying degrees of severity:
  • Echoes words or phrases in place of normal language
  • Inappropriate laughing or giggling
  • Uses gestures to indicate needs    
  • Difficulty in mixing with other children 
  • Prefers to stand alone; aloof manner
  • Not responsive to verbal cues; acts as deaf
  • Little or no eye contact
  • May not want cuddling or act cuddly
  • Insistence on sameness; resists changes in routine
  • Sustained unusual or repetitive (odd) play
  • Inappropriate attachments to objects
  • Apparent indifference/insensitivity to pain/heat/cold
  • No real fear of dangers
  • Spins objects or self
  • Unresponsive to normal teaching methods
  • Tantrums - displays distress for no apparent reason
  • Uneven gross/fine motor skills 

Product Details

  • File Size: 683 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Cranendonck Coaching; 1.1 edition (November 24, 2013)
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  • Language: English
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I really like the manner in which this book is written. Mr. Le Blanc clearly has a lot to get across and he has an easy to understand, engaging and straightforward writing style. After reading many medical books on the subject I found this book to be better especially if you are new to this diagnosis. It really explains everything in lay person terms. I found a wealth of information in this book and I especially found the chapters on vitamins, supplements and diet to be very thorough as were all the chapters on the various treatments that are available. I had heard the term "leaky gut" quite a bit and finally understand what this means. The chapters on school and home recommendations is very thorough and I appreciated the part of the book at the end where the author discusses the progression of Autism Spectrum Disorder from toddlerhood to adulthood as it gave me a perspective of the future that I had not found anywhere else. Five Stars! Recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, Thorough and Readable December 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When approaching a book on a subject like autism, I fear two things: scientific mumbo jumbo that goes painfully over my head and a political agenda that either advocates for a particular alternative therapy or condemns them all. This book suffered from neither failing and was, readable, thoughtful and thorough.

To begin, I had virtually no exposure to autism, but my son's future brother-in-law has autism and so I was interested to learn more about the condition so that I could better relate to him in the future.

LeBlanc provides a complete overview of the condition, the history of the diagnosis, its treatment and the prospects for the those who have it. With respect to the range of alternative treatments, I was pleased to see rather complete coverage with nary a skeptical word regarding any of them.

If you have a loved one with autism, I highly recommend this book. If you are just curious about the condition, this book provides a helpful overview. I've recommended to countless people already!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Easy to Understand Book on Autism October 21, 2012
By Dawn
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this book on Autism easy to read and understand.

The author, Raymond LeBlanc clearly has a deep understanding of Autism and its related disorders, but he brings it down to a level in this book that doesn't require a PHD to understand. Leblanc tackles each part of the book into 'easy to digest' small chapters - not too overwhelming, not too vague.

I particulary learned a lot from the chapters on how families can better help and cope with a child with Autism - and also the siblings of that child as well. The chapter on Autism "Red Flags" gives a handy little list that can be referred back to easily if Autism is suspected in a child. Additionally, the chapter on how to deal with Autism in school was extremely helpful. By having a better understanding of how children with Autism learn, the book gives helpful suggestions on how both parents and teachers alike can help children with Autism learn.

If you or someone you know is suspected of having or have been diagnosed with Autism I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up to date information on autism and Asperger's January 31, 2012
By Sandy
Format:Kindle Edition
I found Autism & Asperger's Syndrome in Layman's Terms to be a book that offers some of the most updated and helpful information around on this devastating problem. Whenever I have a question about ASD diet, treatment, supplements, medication, or a new symptom, this is the book of my bookshelf that I first go to and find the information.
The book is also well-written with no medical jargon. The explanations of all of the medical information are clearly written for a lay person to easily understand. There is so much information here, it is hard to outline it all but suffice it to say that if you are looking for information on the causes, the course of the illness, ongoing research, problematic behaviors and on and on, this is the book to buy.
I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with the depth and breadth of the information provided here. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with ASD, this book will be your life line.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book!!! February 1, 2012
By A. Z.
This book is amazing, I have learned a lot from it. Now I understand the condition better. I am happy to know that even if some people are suffering from autism and Asperger's Syndrome, these 2 conditions are treatable. With the right methods and proper approach, they can still live happy and productive lives. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extensive Overview of Autism and Related Disorders December 23, 2012
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This is an excellent book for any parent who has a child with autism or a related developmental disorder. It covers possible causes; research past, current and upcoming; treatments of various sorts; how disorders are diagnosed and red flags to alert you to the possibility that your child has autism or a similar disorder.

It even goes so far as to help you grieve if your child gets this diagnosis. Social skills for all ages and even how to handle sexuality are covered. If your child is autistic--or if you suspect he or she is--or if you, yourself, suspect that you or your spouse are mildly affected--this is an excellent guidebook for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an insightful read! October 15, 2012
This is a very informative book that is also easy to read.

I like the way it has been written in easy to understand English that makes complete sense as you read through. Some books on the same subject that I have read often seem padded out with technical speak that I have to re-read to understand.

If any of my friends were in the same boat, I would point them in the direction of this book if they want to understand these conditions better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand
I really appreciate the way the author wrote about these disorders in a way that was easy for me to understand. Read more
Published 7 months ago by ILOVEBOOKS
5.0 out of 5 stars Autism Spectrum Disorders
"Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in Layman's Terms" is a very well written and easily accessible book for the average person to understand and assimilate. Read more
Published 8 months ago by James
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
this book give a lot of information that is easy to understand but it is too short. this seem like a sample book. otherwise i would have given it 5 stars
Published 8 months ago by felisha
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful
Gave a helpful understanding of the various syndrome associated with autism. Helpful in understanding a granddaughter's condition as it develops I. Her life and ours.
Published 11 months ago by ReadingP
3.0 out of 5 stars lots of information
This book has lots of information. It reads more like a college required reading material. I haven't finished it yet but I want to.
Published 11 months ago by a.dapron
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
My grandchild is now 11 years old and diagnosed with PDD. After reading this i now understand her so much better. PDD can cover many symptoms. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sylvia Whittum
3.0 out of 5 stars Better Organization of the Facts Would Help This Book
Because we have an adult child with Asperger's we were hoping to acquire a better understanding of the condition, how we can help him to develop self-help skills and better... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Everitt W. Mace
3.0 out of 5 stars smoky
To many repeats of the same thing over and over. Found it just a little boring and tells me the things that most people already know.
Published 11 months ago by smoky
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-researched and readable
This book has plenty of good information and is a very good introduction to these syndromes. It is presented in very easy-to-read language.
Published 11 months ago by frugal-foto-nc
3.0 out of 5 stars Reflections on Autism, from a Layman's point of view ...
When something as ill defined as autism attracts a research paper, there's a lot of "garbage-in garbage-out" process that results. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Donald R. Poling
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