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By Chantal Sicile-Kira

Newly revised and up-to-date, this award-winning advisor covers each element of knowing and residing with autism at the present time

complete and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all features of the , and is written for folks, educators, caregivers, and others searching for exact details and professional perception. Newly up-to-date to mirror the newest study, remedy tools, and DSM-V standards, this precious booklet covers:

• The factors of autism spectrum disorders
• Getting a correct diagnosis
• remedies in response to behavioral, mental, and biomedical interventions
• Coping recommendations for households and schooling wishes and programs
• residing and dealing stipulations for adults with ASD
• group interplay and educating ideas and assets for educators and different professionals

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In March of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network released estimates that 1 in 88 children had been identified as having ASD. These figures were based on data collected in 2008. Then, one year later in March of 2013, the CDC released newer estimates that 1 in 50 American schoolchildren have autism. The dramatic rise in autism was first reported in the 1990s, and continued into the 2000s. S. Department of Education study from 1992 to 1997 reported a 173 percent increase in the number of children with autism in public schools, compared with a growth of all non-autism disabilities in the same population of just under 17 percent.

Everywhere I’ve been I’ve learned from other parents and educators, as well as from those on the spectrum who have shared their experiences. com, so that those who cannot get to conferences can still access my practical information and training online. Educators and other professionals will find useful nuggets to help them with their students or clients. This book is written simply, with practical tips, in order to point the reader in the right direction for more information, if needed. Adults who have been recently diagnosed will find information that is useful in different chapters.

Although it must be borne in mind that these experiences are personal, there are many similarities that these writers share that can guide us in helping those unable to speak for themselves. Increase in Numbers Another change in recent years is the dramatic rise in the number of individuals diagnosed with ASD, now said to be reaching epidemic proportions in the United States and in other countries as well. In the 1980s, autism prevalence was considered 1 in 10,000. In March of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network released estimates that 1 in 88 children had been identified as having ASD.

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