The father of a son with autism shares an extensive, essential guide to parenting autistic boys from the first diagnosis to what happens when they grow up.
Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism.
In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size?
Other topics include:Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorantChoosing a schoolGetting insurance to cover treatmentsHow to handle bullyingLegal issues and Medicaid pros and consMaintaining a social life for both you and your sonHandling marital stress and divorceWhere to go on vacationAnd many more
From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.