About the Author
Chantal Sicile-Kira is an autism advocate and award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
, and Autism Life Skills
. Sicile-Kira lives in California with her family, who has been featured in the MTV documentary
series and the Newsweek
Growing Up with Autism.
Praise for the book:
A wonderful first introduction to autism for parents, teachers, relatives, and neighbors of a child on the autism spectrum.
Temple Grandin, Author of Thinking in Pictures
and The Way I See It
Chantal Sicile-Kira has compiled 41 commonly heard questions and provided practical and useful responses. This book can serve as an incredible resource for family members, professionals and individuals on the spectrum attempting to better inform the public about various aspects of ASD. The book is comprehensive and incredibly readable. Chantal's strength is in knowing the needs of the autism community and responding in a thoughtful manner.
Dr. Cathy Pratt, Chair, Autism Society of America and Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Few in the community offer the practical advice across the expanse of autism with the same insight and wisdom Chantal does. Each chapter gracefully and smartly answers questions people grapple with endlessly. In her crisp and authentic voice, Chantal provides a work that broadens the understanding and offers many answers to the most perplexing problems. Well done!
Edmund C. Arranga's, Co-founder & Executive Director, AutismOne