- Series: Good Things to Know
- Paperback: 211 pages
- Publisher: Turner (March 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596525835
- ISBN-13: 978-1596525832
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 6.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,670,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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41 Things to Know about Autism (Good Things to Know) Paperback – March 1, 2010
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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
True Life series and the Newsweek cover story
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
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For parents of a child with autism, this is a great gift for aides, teachers, relatives and friends because it will give them a better understanding of your child. No two children with autism are the same but there are many common challenges for them and their families. This book is a way to lay a foundation of understanding.
I highly recommend this book!
The field of autism and autism intervention is full of controversy, and Chantal's experiences, opinions, and advice are bound to spark healthy discussion which in itself is a real strength of her writing. For those who know her, Chantal is more than a mom and writer. Chantal has become an effective community leader at local state and national levels in addressing the needs of people with autism, their families and the complex systems of intervention and education surrounding them, and this work lends a depth and breadth that distinguishes her books from other parent-written books on autism.
This is Chantal's view of things, from supporting parents to follow their instincts and advocate for their children to urging them to assess for themselves the many possible approaches to intervention. There are many pearls in this slim book. Among them, Chantal's piece on family stress gives families an opportunity to step back, think, and plan better for the many and varied challenges that come up with their children and with all the broader collateral challenges that emerge for nearly every family.
Throughout the book, Chantal looks at these challenges from many aspects: the family, people outside the family, and, always refreshing, from the point of view of the person with autism. Chantal's ability to share her awareness and respect for everyone involved is reason enough to buy this book.
Thanks, Chantal for this book and for all you do!
Josh Feder, MD