An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families
How to Understand and Help Your Child
Practical advice and recommendations on how to parent a child with autism for adoptive parents and foster carers.
Written for busy foster carers and adoptive parents, this book provides a concise introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to support a child with a diagnosis. It emphasises the common strengths children with ASD have, as well as offering strategies for any behavioural issues that are likely to arise, highlighting how these can be exacerbated by the care system and adoption process. The strategies include social scripts, reduction of sensory input in a child’s environment and encouraging parents to think about self-care.
‘Provides a really helpful and simple description of how autism can present in different children, and how this can be similar to attachment difficulties. This book will help parents to get to know their child and their autism. It will be invaluable bedside reading for many adopters.’
– Ann Bell, Adoption UK
'Accessibly written and fantastically informative. The authors bring clarity and certainty to what is often a misunderstood and inaccessible word and present it in an easy and relatable form.'
– Al Coates, MBE, social worker/trainer/speaker
© Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (Dec 2018)
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