Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome by Lise Pyles

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Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education. She offers practical and positive advice on topics including: diagnosis and self-diagnosis; dealing with your own reactions and those of others; type of school and homeschooling; medication; and dietary issues. Written in clear, straightforward language, the book does not promote any particular therapy or prescribe fixed solutions, but aims to help parents to ask good questions and come up with answers to suit their own circumstances and children. Full of humour and common sense, "Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome" should make encouraging, inspiring and entertaining reading for all parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.

About Lise Pyles

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Lise Pyles is a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome. Her family's journey has encompassed living on three continents and following many paths dealing with therapy, diet, medication, and several schooling options. Although she has been a freelance writer for several years, her primary concern is raising good, decent and happy kids.
Published November 1, 2001 by Jessica Kingsley. 286 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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