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Breaking Autism's Barriers : A Father's Story

Breaking Autism's Barriers : A Father's Story - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1853029790

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ISBN13: 978-1853029790
ISBN10: 1853029793
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Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: 2001
International: No

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Breaking Autism's Barriers : A Father's Story - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1853029790

Bill Davis

ISBN13: 978-1853029790
ISBN10: 1853029793
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Bill Davis is the father of Chris, who has autism. Breaking Autism's Barriers: A Father's Story chronicles Bill's fight to overcome the physical, emotional, public, educational, and therapeutic obstacles to his son's disorder. Few books about autism have been written from a father's perspective. None so effectively walks the reader through each moment of a family's experience. It is an honest, direct account from a father's point of view of bringing up a child with autism, and the pressures and pleasures this brings to him, his wife Jae and his daughter Jessica. Now a leading autism advocate, Bill Davis gives advice and support to families trapped in a frustrating, unyielding system. Every facet of daily life with autism - including potty-training, aggression, marriage, family support, and finances - is discussed, with humour and realism. Breaking Autism's Barriers gives useful information to help parents jump the hurdles necessary to get a diagnosis, effective education, skilled therapists, and funding. Professionals will gain great insight on how to work better with families struggling with autism. And families will take comfort in knowing they are not alone, and be inspired by an ordinary man like Bill who is overcoming autism's obstacles.

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