A Full Life with Autism

From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence

By Chantal Sicile-Kira; Jeremy Sicile-Kira; Temple Grandin, Speaker (Foreword by)
(Palgrave MacMillan, Paperback, 9780230112469, 228pp.)

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

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A guide for helping our children lead meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood

In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? Autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can:

*navigate this new economy where adult service resources are scarce

*cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family

*find, and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income

*create and sustain fulfilling relationships.




About the Author
Chantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author, columnist, and speaker on autism. The author of books including "A Full Life with Autism", Sicile-Kira writes for "The Huffington Post" and PsychologyToday.com. Her story has been covered by a wide variety of media, including NPR, PBS, MTV, the "Chicago Tribune", "Newsweek", and Fox News.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira was diagnosed as severely autistic when he was born in 1989. In 2010, he gave a commencement speech at his high school graduation. Jeremy writes for autism magazines, AutismCollege.com, and was featured in "Newsweek". In 2007, Jeremy was on MTV's "True Life" in the episode, "I Have Autism," which won a 2007 Voice Award.Temple Grandin is the bestselling author of "Animals in Translation", among others.

Dr. Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistim activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the "hug box," a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she also was listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.
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