Getting an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis for your kid typically sparks an array of mixed emotions—and then the urgent desire to spring into action. The one thing experts agree on is that early intervention is key to helping a child with autism reach their full potential. This guide from Today's Parent, Canada's number one parenting brand, will help parents create a solid treatment plan and get all the best resources to support their newly diagnosed child right through to adulthood. Covering everything from family and school life to self-care and financial planning, this comprehensive and accessible manual provides expert advice on the most common challenges autism families face. Written by Joel Yanofsky, the bestselling author of Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism and father of a teenager on the spectrum, this What Now? guide is warm, evidence-based and grounded in firsthand experience. Includes Canadian resources.
The Now What? Parents guide to autism
I really enjoyed reading this book and found it full of valuable insights from researchers, therapists, and parent advocates from all over Canada. I'll certainly be recommending it to parents of children with autism, as well as to health care professionals and medical trainees - it's full of excellent ideas and resources.