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The autism sourcebook : everything you need to know about diagnosis, treatment,
Exkorn, Karen Siff.
Adult Nonfiction RJ506.A9 E97 2005

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Forewordp. xi
Note to Readerp. xiii
Part I - Diagnosis
Introductionp. 1
1 - The Many Faces of Autismp. 5
2 - Who Diagnoses My Child? Going Beyond Your Pediatricianp. 28
3 - Understanding Your Child's Behaviorsp. 38
4 - Autism Spectrum Disorders-The Facts, Theories, Studies, and Information You Should Knowp. 71
Part II - Treatment
Introductionp. 81
5 - How to Make the Right Treatment and Intervention Decisions for Your Childp. 87
6 - Standard Treatments and Interventions for ASDsp. 103
7 - You Have the Power-Advocating for Your Child's Legal Rightsp. 118
8 - On Your Mark, Get Set...Start Treatmentp. 149
Part III - Coping
Introductionp. 173
9 - In the Beginning: Coming to Terms with the Diagnosis and Issues Surrounding the Diagnosisp. 179
10 - Beyond Soccer Games and Ballet Classes: Coping with Issues Surrounding Treatments, Services, and Schoolsp. 190
11 - Inside and Outside the House: Coping with Everyday Lifep. 213
12 - Brothers and Sisters: Coping with Sibling Issuesp. 236
13 - Keeping It Personal: Coping with Your Marriage, Your Family, and Your Selfp. 248
14 - Advice to Loved Ones: Coping Tips for Family and Friendsp. 260
Part IV - Healing
15 - Thoughts on Healing...p. 269
Appendix A - Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)p. 277
Appendix B - Diagnostic Criteria for the Five Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 280
Appendix C - Treatments and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 285
Appendix D - National Organizations for Autism in the United Statesp. 309
Appendix E - International Organizations for Autismp. 316
Appendix F - Internet Resourcesp. 343
Appendix G - Recommended Readingp. 356
Glossaryp. 370
Notesp. 387
Acknowledgementsp. 395
Indexp. 397

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