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Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Eileen Riley-Hall
Foreword by Shana Nichols

Paperback: £13.99 / $19.95

2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-893-3, BIC 2: VFJD VFX

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This book is a celebration of all the wonderful and unexpected gifts that having a daughter on the autism spectrum can bring to a family. Each chapter offers encouragement and guidance on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, family relationships, therapies and interventions. Having daughters on the spectrum presents unique and rewarding challenges and this book is packed with friendly advice and real life examples from a mother who has experienced it all first hand.

This positive, upbeat book is guaranteed to offer support to parents, grandparents and family members, as well as providing educators and anyone else working in a supporting role with an insight into what life is like for girls on the spectrum and their parents.

Blog posts

Eileen Riley-Hall Discusses Parenting Your Child with Special Needs

24 July 2012

JKP author Eileen Riley-Hall (Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum) discusses growing as a parent along with your special needs child in her new article for the New York Times blog Motherlode- Adventures in Parenting: “My 15 year-old daughter Lizzie is very angry with me right now. Over breakfast this morning, she sputtered through tears:...

Eileen Riley-Hall Explores How to Get the Most Out of Summer for Kids with Special Needs

20 July 2012

JKP author Eileen Riley-Hall (Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts) has written a helpful article for the Special-ism website about how to structure summer free time for kids with special needs, specifically making use of summer camps. Here is a brief summary of the pointers she offers: My first...

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum – An Interview with Eileen Riley-Hall

10 April 2012

"Having daughters on the spectrum has made me a better parent. I really think about my parenting, and I understand that my role is to help my girls develop into the best people they can be. It is not about me, and what I want for them. It cannot be about ego, and I think that is a valuable lesson that parents of children with special needs learn early on, but one that all parents need to learn."

JKP authors celebrate World Autism Awareness Month!

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...