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Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Championing the Individual

Yuko Yoshida, M.D., illustrated by Jun'ichi Sato

Quick Overview

This practical companion provides concrete answers, explanations and advice so parents can understand their child's Asperger's and autism traits, and adapt their parenting style accordingly. It includes sections on ways to teach communication and social skills, where to find necessary support, and how to ensure the whole family can help each other.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-317-4
2012, ePUB, 256pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-660-8
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If you have a child with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism, conventional parenting principles will often prove insufficient and unproductive. This intelligent companion has all the answers, explanations and advice to enable parents to feel confident in providing effective support for their child with AS or high-functioning autism. The author explains how to help develop social and communication skills, clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family (and where to find it), and includes suggestions on how to ensure that the needs of other siblings are also met.

Written from the insightful perspective of a child psychiatrist, this very practical book will provide concrete help for parents and carers. The experience and expertise shared will also be useful for all professionals working with children with AS or high-functioning autism and their families.


'Targeting the parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum (AS) and high-functioning autism, Yoshida (How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger Syndrome Guide for Adolescents) has developed a caring and compassionate guide for parents new to autism spectrum disorders (ASD).... An extremely valuable Q&A section titled "Helping Daily Life Run Smoothly" provides answers to some of the most common questions parents have about their newly diagnosed child.... Yoshida's calm, kind tone will be comforting to parents of children recently diagnosed with ASD.... A valuable addition to any autism collection.'
- Library Journal Reviews

'“Throughout this book, the author's aim is to write in a way that parents of children with autistic conditions can understand and she succeeds brilliantly. [...] A beautifully clear and simple, but detailed translation that parents of children with autistic conditions will find enormously helpful and comforting.”'
- From the foreword by Dr Lorna Wing, Consultant to the NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism


By (author): Yuko Yoshida
Foreword by: Lorna Wing