The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome - A parent's complete source of information and advice on raising a child with Asperger's

Eileen Bailey, Robert W. Montgomery, PhD

302 pages            2012

A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome brings with it numerous questions. But if your child has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, there are answers, and with them, hope.

The Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome offers a practical look at Asperger’s and how it affects your child, from his toddler to young adult years. Expert authors give you insight into your Aspie child’s thought processes and behaviors and explain how to deal with tantrums and meltdowns, repetitive behavior, and perfectionism. In addition, you discover how encouraging your child’s special interests and helping ease his obsessions benefits his development. This book also gives you the tools to become your child’s best advocate, alerting you to beneficial educational services and therapies, and arming you with strategies for working with teachers and administrators to find the options for your child. Above all else, it shares ideas for making your family relationships as happy and stress free as possible, so you can give your child the structure and loving home life he needs.