Paperback: £12.99 / $19.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3, BIC 2: VFJD VFV JMF
When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), what the family really need, and often lack, is positive reassurance and understanding from those closest to them. This book is packed with advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary support.
Explaining the diagnosis and characteristics of ASD, this helpful guide uses examples from real families to illustrate the complex feelings that parents and each member of the family are likely to go through after a child is diagnosed. It gives practical tips on help that might be needed most, details the possible changes that will take place as the family adjusts and concludes with a comprehensive guide to other useful sources of information.
This book will help strengthen relationships between parents and their extended family and friends, enabling a reliable support system to develop which will remain crucial to the child throughout their life.
23 August 2012
Library Journal, one of the most prestigious book review sources for librarians in the United States, yesterday published a round-up of reviews on parenting and teaching children with autism. Of the seven books reviewed, four of them were JKP titles. Considering how selective LJ is about the books they review, we are delighted at how...
23 May 2012
By Ann Palmer, author of A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism. This list of top tips* is primarily for the extended family members and friends who want to understand and help the family living with ASD. However, it is also for parents of children with ASD. Each tip includes suggestions for parents...
18 May 2012
Even the best-intentioned friends and relatives can sometimes get it wrong when communicating and interacting with individuals on the autism spectrum and their parents or siblings. In this interview for her new book, A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism, Ann Palmer explains some of the most common errors made by friends...
2 April 2012
Happy World Autism Awareness Month (WAAM) to all of our readers! In this special post, JKP authors share their personal plans for the month ahead, what they’ll be doing to raise awareness, and what their hopes are for the future. Susan Moreno Susan Moreno is the Founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc. and co-author of...
Maureen F. Morrell and Ann Palmer