Parenting Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Parenting Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorders
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Serving and advocating for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) requires parents, teachers, and other caregivers to gather and understand a massive amount of information. Whether beginning the process of advocating for their children or looking for additional ways to support them, parents can turn to these invaluable books for guidance from special needs advocates and parents who have been there and done that.

  • Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success offers concrete answers to parents’ questions and concerns about their children recently diagnosed with autism. This book provides parents with the information needed to help them advocate for their child and make decisions on various treatments and educational interventions available. 

  • When Your Child Learns Differently: A Family Approach for Navigating Special Education Services With Love and High Expectations is a compassionate guide that helps families navigate special education services, while reminding them that they are the most important advocates in their child's success plan. Readers will leave the book empowered with practical policy knowledge and energized by the belief that, with love and high expectations, almost anything is possible.

  • Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child’s needs. Special needs advocates provide parents with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and descriptions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools.

  • Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide offers parents the information needed to help them as they navigate the path of raising a child with high-functioning autism. With topics ranging from understanding the first signs of autism and the diagnosis, finding a support network, and determining the various types of therapies available, this book helps parents learn to celebrate small areas of growth and keep the focus on the child.

  • School Success for Kids With High-Functioning Autism shares practical advice for implementing strategies proven to be effective in school for dealing with the “Big 10” obstacles for children with high-functioning autism, including social interactions, inflexibility, behavior issues, attention and organization, homework, and more.