A Family’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
A Family’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
A Family’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
A companion guide to Nurturing Parenting™ Programs and The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges™
Major Goals of the Family’s Guide to ASD are:
  • To increase knowledge and empathy and provide tools and strategies to address the challenges that come with parenting a child on the autism spectrum.
  • To provide plenty of opportunities for a parent to stop, pause, reflect and jot down some notes as they consider the unique needs of their child and family.
  • To provide tips and suggestions to support the well-being of every family member.
  • To provide facilitators, educators and others working with families with children with ASD a tool to support learning and nurture hope.
Table of Content Includes:
  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and Who Can Help?
  • Teamwork
  • Strength-based Child First Language
  • Fostering Significance and Belonging
  • Understanding the Child’s Experience: Communication, Socialization and Sensory Integration
  • Common Experiences for Parents
  • What About Me? Common Experiences for Siblings
  • Strategies for Positive Parenting
  • Treatment/Behavior Therapies
  • The Power of Play
  • Resources, Readings and References

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