Letters to the Home Front (for parents dealing with developmental disa

Letters to the Home Front (for parents dealing with developmental disability)*

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  • Bringing up a child with developmental disabilities can present a range of challenges for parents
  • This book aims to provide a source of support for parents dealing with the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially autism
  • With heartfelt contributions from young people on the autism spectrum and family case studies, the book confirms the importance of the parents' role in the lives of their children
  • Designed as a collaborative companion that grows as the parenting journey continues, it deals with some of the topics that often arise in the parenting process such as making important decisions on behalf of the child and dealing with behavioural difficulties

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Bringing up a child with developmental disabilities can present a range of challenges for parents. This book aims to provide a source of support for parents dealing with the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially autism. Drawing on the author's experiences of working with families of children with autism; the book provides an insight into the issues that affect family life. With heartfelt contributions from young people on the autism spectrum and family case studies, the book confirms the importance of the parents' role in the lives of their children. Designed as a collaborative companion that grows as the parenting journey continues, it deals with some of the topics that often arise in the parenting process such as making important decisions on behalf of the child and dealing with behavioural difficulties. The book provides a deeper understanding of the issues that families face and gives parents much needed support, encouragement and practical help. This book will be invaluable reading for parents of children with developmental disabilities, and will allow care providers to understand more profoundly the everyday challenges families endure.


About the Author: John is a clinical psychologist of over thirty years' standing, specializing in the field of developmental disabilities. He has previously worked for the NHS and university system in the UK and jointly established the UK's first independent psychology practice specializing in issues for people with developmental disabilities. He has also worked as a behavior consultant in California, taking a particular interest in helping people with autism and their families.


Paperback, 128 pages




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