Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism.
In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size?
Other topics will include:
Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant
Choosing a school
Getting insurance to cover treatments
How to handle bullying
Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons
Maintaining a social life for both you and your son
Handling marital stress and divorce
Where to go on vacation
And many more!
From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.
Ken Siri, also the author of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, is the single parent of a boy with autism. He is the founder and president of Consilium Global Research, a Wall Street advisory firm. Ken is active in the autism community in New York City, where he and his son reside.
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