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About the Authors. Acknowledgments. A Note on Terminology. Foreword by Shonda Schilling. Preface. Introduction. Part I. What You Need to Know Before Using the Tools. 1. Embrace Your Case Manager Role. 2. Our Approach: How to Use This Book. Part II: Tools. 3. Understanding Your Child's Unique Profile. 4. Collaboration and Communication. 5. Routines and Schedules. 6. Behavioral Expectations. 7. Important Adults. 8. Managing Crises and Emotions. 9. Navigating Transitions and Changes. 10. Promoting Independence. 11. Pulling it Together. Conclusion. References. Recommended Resources.
Everything parents of children with ASD need to create a personalized toolkit of strategies and information to support their child at school, home and in the community
Cornelia Pelzer Elwood is mother to two sons, one of whom has Asperger's Syndrome. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University, trained as a life coach and earned a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch University New England. She has many years of experience collaborating with her son's providers and interacting closely with his schools. She is based in the Boston area of Massachusetts, USA. D. Scott McLeod, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program, Clinical Instructor of Psychology for Harvard Medical School, and Clinical Psychologist for individuals with ASD and their families in his private practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University.
Take a journey with a wise professional and an exquisite case manager-mother. They lay out tools for you to use and customize for the child you parent and/or work with. Cornelia opens her heart honestly to share her journey and the two of them chart a course for you, overflowing with designs for a written guide and ways to organize the challenges of being an important adult to each unique child with ASD. -- Elsa Abele CCC SLP, Consultant in Pragmatic Language for Social Communication Parents of a child with ASD have to navigate a new landscape of school support, therapy and family dynamics. They need information, explanations and practical strategies to traverse the new terrain and reach their destination of achievements and acceptance. This guide will become the 'go to' book for parents on their journey. -- Tony Attwood, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Minds & Hearts Clinic, Australia, and author of 'The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome'