These informative books, one for parents of autistic girls, the other for parents of autistic boys, provide helpful information about everything from diagnosis and schools to taxes and treatments
1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Girls: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vacations, Babysitters, Treatment, Food, and More
1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vacations, Babysitters, Treatment, Food, and More
Both Tony and Ken are parents of autistic children: Tony is the father of an autistic girl; Ken the father of an autistic boy. Given that one in 165 Canadian children has autism spectrum disorder, these books are essential guides to parents of autistic children. Girls with autism are generally more social than boys with autism. They’re not interested in their clothing
or trying to look nice for other people and they’re more at risk as teenagers for developing anorexia. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength and aggression as the boys age. Both authors offer practical, relevant tips based on their personal experience and extensive research. They range from what to do when you first suspect your child might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education and treatment. Although the medical information is U.S.-based, these books offer must-have answers to the most common questions raised by parents of children who have autism.