A Full Life With Autism

A Full Life With Autism

From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence

Book - 2012
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A guide for helping our children lead meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood

In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? Autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can:

*navigate this new economy where adult service resources are scarce

*cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family

*find, and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income

*create and sustain fulfilling relationships

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
ISBN: 9780230112469
Branch Call Number: 616.8588 SIC
Characteristics: xxv, 228 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sicile-Kira, Jeremy

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JCLLisaJ Mar 21, 2013

Each year more young adults are leaving their school years behind and entering adulthood where there is often a lack of options and services. The author and her son provide candid insight into living a full life on the autism spectrum.

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