Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most rapidly growing diagnosis of our generation. Often the diagnosis fails to provide real help, leaving patients, doctors, and families at a loss. For the first time ever, new insights into the overwhelming number of similarities between autism and ADHD are giving those with ADHD real hope. For years, the label of autism has carried a negative connotation. Parents have been afraid to admit the diagnosis and banished the term from discussion. Finally, this guide for parents and professionals provides a reason to embrace autism with a new sense of hope and understanding.
Diane M. Kennedy is a former state advisory board member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD),a longtime member of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the Autism Society of America (ASA) Her husband and three sons each have various disorders discussed in this book. Paul T. Elliott, M.D., has twenty years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He serves on the board of professional advisors with ADDA and is coauthor of ADHD and Teens: A Parents Guide to Making It Through the Tough Years. Carl Daisy is a former national board member of the Autism Society of America (ASA). An active parent advocate for Autism Spectrum Disorders, he is also the father of three children, two with Autism.
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