A Full Life With Autism

A Full Life With Autism

From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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"In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved dramatically in recent years, no one is answering the question that plagues so many parents: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? In this ground-breaking book, autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy take on the challenge of planning for the full lifespan. Working together and drawing on the insights of others facing the same challenges, they offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults across the autism spectrum can: *negotiate adult life in this new economy where adult service resources are scarce *cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family *create and maintain a support network, including friends, support staff, and therapists *find and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income *discover the joys of fulfilling relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230112469
0230112463
Branch Call Number: 616.8588 SICILE
Characteristics: xxv, 228 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sicile-Kira, Jeremy

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JCLLisaJ Mar 21, 2013

Each year more young adults are leaving their school years behind and entering adulthood where there is often a lack of options and services. The author and her son provide candid insight into living a full life on the autism spectrum.

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