A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know  -     By: Fred R. Volkmar, Lisa A. Weisner
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John Wiley & Sons / 2009 / Paperback

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Filled with useful advice for parents and caregivers of children exhibiting autistic characteristics,A Practical Guide to Autism provides easy-to-access, reliable information regarding the selection of doctors, schools, services, insurance, and day-to-day living in the family, school, and community. Thorough and insightful, it presents lists of resources, both in print and on the Web - compiled by experts and reviewed by parents. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0470394730
ISBN-13: 9780470394731
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Author Bio

FRED R. Volkmar, MD, is the Director of the Yale Child StudyCenter and coauthor of the Handbook of Autism and PervasiveDevelopmental Disorders, Third Edition, published by Wiley.

LISA A. WIESNER, MD, is a pediatrician in privatepractice in Orange, Connecticut.¿ She is an assistant clinicalprofessor of pediatrics at Yale who has research experience withautism.

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"I am delighted to recommend this wonderful book by Fred Volkmarand Lisa Wiesner. Both of these talented professional leaders havecombined their scientific skills and understanding of the fieldwith great practical experience and ideas about how research can betranslated into clinical practice. The result is a book thatprovides the best and most comprehensive information about recentscientific developments and a splendid practical guide for how theyare being implemented and what we are learning in the process. Theissues are presented in all of their complexity but translated intolanguage that is clear, direct, and easy to follow." (NationalProfessional Resources, Inc.)

"…these authors bring both comprehensive knowledge andcompassion to this invaluable reference. They don't minimize thedifficulties, but they offer clear, beautifully organizedinformation - including a helpful Q-and-A section at the end ofeach chapter - that provides strategies that every parent can use.This is an important book that deserves an honored place in homes,schools, pediatricians' and psychologists' offices, and should makethe path smoother for anyone whose life has been touched byautism." (Education Update, September 2009)

"To help parents understand the flood of information aboutautism, Pediatricians Volkmar and Wiesner present an accessibleoverview of all aspects of this high-profile disorder." (BookNews, September 2009)

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