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Product Details

  • Series: What Every Parent Needs to Know
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics; 1 edition (September 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581106513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581106510
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of biologically based neurodevelopmental disorders that affect children's behavior and social and communication skills. Public awareness of autism and Asperger syndrome, two ASDs, has led to an increase in diagnoses, with approximately 1% of American children exhibiting symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Despite all the interest and attention, it is still difficult to determine whether a child has an ASD, since the conditions are complex and vary widely, and that is precisely why a parent with questions and concerns needs a reliable, authoritative resource. Edited by Rosenblatt and Carbone, two autism specialists, one of whom has a child with autism, and with contributions from nine physicians and eleven parents, this book provides up-to-date information and much compassion as it leads parents through the process of understanding ASDs and their possible causes; how to recognize symptoms; different behavioral and developmental treatments; the role of medication and alternative/complementary medicine; forming a partnership with the pediatrician; finding community support and care; and how to become a child's advocate and why one needs to. This book will help parents and their children learn about and face the challenges of living with autism-related conditions. While less personal than Lynn Kern Koegel's and Claire LaZebnik's Overcoming Austism and Growing Up on the Spectrum, this volume presents vital facts and figures and an excellent overview of ASDs, an ideal introductory handbook for parents, educators, and caregivers. (Oct.)

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"Covers a wide range of topics in a straight forward, common sense manner, such as diagnosis, different behavioral therapies, family stress issues, and lots of other vital information. Essential reading for parents of young children with autism." —Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures and The Way I See It


"Outstanding book and a tremendous resource for parents of autistic children. It is also a must-read for anyone else working to help children with autism reach their full potential." —Richard Besser, MD, FAAP, chief health and medical editor for ABC News


"Parents looking for a resource after an autism diagnosis will pull Autism Spectrum Disorders, What Every Parent Needs to Know off the shelf with great frequency. The AAP and Drs, Carbone and Rosenblatt cover complex issues in an accessible manner." —Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, executive director of autism services for Easter Seals


"Instead of reading like a book, going through the pages of ASD: What Every Parent Needs to Know is more like having a casual conversation in your living room with an ASD wisdom person (or guru?)." —Chris Plauche, MD, FAAP, medical director of the Community Autism Network


"An essential guide for parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a Mom of a teenager with ASD, I wish a resource like this was available when my son was diagnosed in 2000."  —Sandy Tiahart, HRSA grant representative for the Autism Program of Illinois

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The guide is very readable for the lay person.
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Highly recommend to any parent or family member of an autistic loved one.
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This is a worry many parents have and this book help ease my mind.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cynthia Wold on September 25, 2012
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Thank you very much for this tremendous, and much needed resource. As a parent of a child on the Autism spectrum I know how hungry for information I was when my child was first identified as at risk. It is difficult to determine a good approach when there is so much information available, and the stakes feel so very high. Dr. Rosenblatt has been my child's doctor for the last 9 years. He has helped me make choices based upon evidence based research. I now work with many families with children like mine, and I am delighted to have this insightful and informative guide to recommend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mollie b, on October 19, 2012
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Highly recommend to any parent or family member of an autistic loved one. Well written, easy to understand, and such a wide variety of topics covered!
-sister of two autistic brothers
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Miguel Knochel on February 5, 2013
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This book helps me to give the right advice to parents. I have been seeing more and more children with autism in my practice, and this is just the right book for pediatricians & parents.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 6, 2012
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The guide is very readable for the lay person. It is very up-to-date and has deepened my understanding of ASD.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vernejen13 on March 21, 2013
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This book really helped me. I refer to this book alot. I have highlighted and notes.
If your child has autism this book is for you.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rj100x35 on September 18, 2014
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My boys Behaviorist Pediatrician Dr. Glen Tripp recommended this book for my wife and I. He's a specialist in the spectrum and he says that the book has everything you need to know and that it's very accurate.
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