ERIC Number: ED289274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Practical Suggestions for Parents of Children with Autism.
Bancroft School, Haddonfield, NJ.
The booklet is intended to help parents deal with an autistic child. A special note to parents of newly diagnosed children precedes answers to four questions commonly asked by families. A parent passes on suggestions for living with autism, including advice to refrain from guilt and join a local support group. Parents are urged to consider their own mental (knowledge and expectations), physical (stress and energy level), and emotional well being. Parents are advised to understand their rights and learn to keep records, among other suggestions. Hints for parental survival range from paying attention to one's own health to responding to their children in a quick, consistent, and predictable fashion. Ways to avoid excessive guilt are noted, and a parents' story of their experiences is offered as encouragement. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bancroft School, Haddonfield, NJ.
Note: For related document, see EC 201 234-239.