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Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help Paperback – March 14, 2000
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From Library Journal
This is one mother's account of coping with her son's autism. Within two months of his diagnosis, Ryan began intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and with his mother tackled other related issues, including immune deficiency, food intolerance, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Hamilton has investigated and tried many "alternative" therapies, most of which were not welcomed by the doctors she consulted. However, the results for Ryan have been very good. Husband Roger adds a chapter about a spouse/father's role in a family with special needs. Writing from a Christian perspective, Hamilton recounts her faith in God, which helps carry her through adversity. Each section of the book contains lists of resources (institutes, clinics, schools, and programs, with phone and FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, and web sites). This is a strong argument for ABA as well as dozens of other nontraditional approaches to a puzzling diagnosis.
-Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Praise for Facing Autism
"Accurate, comprehensive, and written in a clear and engaging style. A must-read guidebook for parents of autistic children."
-Bernard Rimland, PH.D., director, Autism Research Institute
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1.Funding for ABA at home through Regional Center Plus through Medical Assistance too. Have a card name MA card, ask for it and they pay for your ABA at home too.
2.Respite care at home with 140 hours a year,pay by Regional Center( parent gonna get 3 hours every week for their own interest,there is some nanny come and take care of your baby at home, 3 hours of relax, just call your coordinate regional center to ask for it.
3.Treat Autism by Biomedical step by step
4.Treat Speak and Occupation therapy step by step
5.How to get the best doctor for your kid and how to manage all the document for your kid.
I don't know much about Autism until I read this one. It's clear for me right now, I know step by step I have to do for my son, what button I should push first and later . The language use in this book is very friendly and easy to understand, especially the section of Biomedical treatment is very good written, you can understand without a background of medical. I live in American for 5 years, my English not that good, but I really enjoy reading this book. Don't skip it, it a must for every parent with the love one got Autism. I'll give it 10 credits if Amazon have that option. Trust me, this book cost you a bright future for your love one.
My only reason to give the book 4 stars is that I cannot relate to the concept of radical diets because my son has never shown the symptoms of toxicity or allergic reactions to foods. Although the author was very straightforward in admitting that a casein-free, gluten free diet may not help all autistic children, this is a very prevalent topic of discussion with parents of autistic children -- and my point of view is that there are quite a few children who are autistic without any external factors contributing to the autism (i.e. toxicity to wheat, or MMR shot problems).
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