When first published in 2008, The Australian Autism Handbook quickly became the go-to guide for parents whose children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
The Complete Autism Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to every aspect of raising an ASD child. Including:
* What is ASD? - Early signs and symptoms
* Getting a Diagnosis
* Early Intervention – early intervention is vital in helping a child with ASD
* The Medical Maze – explains the evidence based medical theories behind ASD and why there is such controversy
In this new edition, the book has been completely revised and updated with new chapters on:
Dads and Siblings
Expanded information on autism and Asperger’s syndrome
Updated information on early intervention
DSM5 diagnostic criteria
The second part of the book is an invaluable Resource Guide which lists each federal and state supports plus a comprehensive list of websites and books.
San Francisco might be better known for being part of the alternative-lifestyle vanguard than for being a "hotbed" of creative accomplishment, but this well-intentioned volume makes a case for the city's thriving visual art scene. Featuring intelligent essays by local curators and over 250 color images, the book outlines a brief history of Bay Area art from the beatnik era to the silicon age, with the main developments being "Funk," an earthier variant of Pop art that used techniques of assemblage, and a West Coast version of Abstract Expressionism that flirted with an angsty figurative strain. Short profiles of artists currently working in the greater Bay Area make up the bulk of the page count; there are names both familiar (Bruce Conner, Richard Misrach) and new. The staples of the global art market are all represented: identity politics, late-generation conceptualism, decorative abstraction, even semi-anonymous public artworks for airports and college campuses. The picture that emerges, then, is not so much one of earth-shattering regional originality, but of work that could probably exist anywhere. With its dedication to art outside the New York-L.A.-London axis, this book is both ambitious and compelling-but for art appreciaters hoping to uncover a vibrant, deeply regional aesthetic, it's also a bit disappointing.