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My Andrew : day-to-day living with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Wallis A. Simpson

By: Simpson, Wallis A
Material type: TextTextPublisher: AAPC Inc., 2007Description: 163 pages, 22 cmISBN: 9781931282307Subject(s): Childhood | Books by parents | BiographiesSummary: "Discovering that your child has a permanent pervasive developmental disorder is a shock to any parent. At first, it is hard to believe that the diagnosis is true. But quickly, you begin to immerse yourself in information to learn as much as you can, as quickly as you can. When the author's son was diagnosed with ASD at the age of four, she began collecting files of paperwork from doctors and therapists, test results, IEPs, and her own journal writings. She later combined this information in chronological order and used it as a resource to explain her son to teachers, grandparents, caregivers, therapists, and other parents.The result is My Andrew, a heartfelt look into the first eight years of a family's journey to raise their son with autism. Written in a journal format, this book presents what ASD means to a family's everyday life - the ups and downs, the victories and the setbacks. This book prepares the teacher, therapist, doctor, and family member for that proverbial "emotional rollercoaster" associated with living with ASD."
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"Discovering that your child has a permanent pervasive developmental disorder is a shock to any parent. At first, it is hard to believe that the diagnosis is true. But quickly, you begin to immerse yourself in information to learn as much as you can, as quickly as you can. When the author's son was diagnosed with ASD at the age of four, she began collecting files of paperwork from doctors and therapists, test results, IEPs, and her own journal writings. She later combined this information in chronological order and used it as a resource to explain her son to teachers, grandparents, caregivers, therapists, and other parents.The result is My Andrew, a heartfelt look into the first eight years of a family's journey to raise their son with autism. Written in a journal format, this book presents what ASD means to a family's everyday life - the ups and downs, the victories and the setbacks. This book prepares the teacher, therapist, doctor, and family member for that proverbial "emotional rollercoaster" associated with living with ASD."