Autistic and Awesome: A Roadmap for Raising an Autistic Child
“Autistic and Awesome….A Proven Roadmap for Raising an Autistic Child” is very different from most books about autism, which tend to be very clinical and dry. Authors Connie Howse and her autistic son, Scott, recently featured on PBS’s “A Wider World,” (The Scott Howse Story”) which focuses on people with disabilities, take a different approach. Scott, despite his disability, has an impressive list of accomplishments. Connie, his mother, has been a resourceful, tireless advocate for the autistic and has spent years researching and living with the disorder. Their message of hope is shared in a candid, often humorous, style, with both their triumphs and heartaches. Here’s a sample of what you will learn: – A step-by-step, practical guide to finding a doctor, getting the diagnosis, and developing a treatment plan – The latest research on proven therapies, and what to avoid – Low-cost ways to get needed therapies for your child – How to advocate for your child in an IEP (Individualized Educational Planning) meeting – How diet and environmental changes can make a big difference – Practical ways to implement diet and environmental changes – The pros and cons of medications, and some natural alternatives, ,,,,and much more.