The Child with Autism at Home & in the Community (Paperback)

Over 600 Must-Have Tips for Making Home Life and Outings Easier for Everyone!

By Kathy Labosh, Lanita Miller

Future Horizons, 9781935274209, 100pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2011

List Price: 9.95*
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This book epitomizes the value of the phrase "been there, done that " In this amazingly helpful guide for family members, friends, and professionals, author and mom Kathy Labosh and special-educator LaNita Miller take on the issues and obstacles that parents and educators face every day.

Hundreds of easy-to-read bullet points provide tips that readers can put into action immediately. First they cleverly tackle home life, from breakfast to bedtime, and then they take readers on a trip through the community, offering essential dos and don'ts for going to restaurants, church, the doctor's, the grocery store, family gatherings, and more With Kathy and LaNita's insight and advice, you can be better prepared for the unique challenges autism throws your way

About the Author

Kathy Labosh graduated from Penn State and worked as an economist. She is now a stay-at-home mom to Sam and Nicky, both of whom are children with autism. It became her mission to help others in similar situations. Kathy formed a Special Education Religious Class and is the author of a specialized curriculum for children with autism. She also received an Honorable Mention for Children's Fiction from "Writer's Digest."

Kathy continues to work on additional books in The Child with Autism series, including "The Child with Autism Learns about Faith" (2011), "The Child with Autism Goes to Florida" (2011), and "The Child with Autism Learns MORE about Faith" (in progress). LaNita Miller is the author of beginning textbooks, and received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Austin Peay State University, and her master's degree in Special Education from George Peabody College, which is part of Vanderbilt University. She is currently completing her certification in behavioral analysis. She has over twenty years' experience in the special education classroom.

Praise For The Child with Autism at Home & in the Community: Over 600 Must-Have Tips for Making Home Life and Outings Easier for Everyone!

"Provides parents with the kind of hands-on suggestions that only another parent of an autistic child could have learned through personal experience. A highly recommended resource." Carolyn T. Bruey, Psy.D. Author of Demystifying Autism: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals  

"Children with autism and their parents deserve this insightful collection of suggestions and ideas about going out in public." Marlene Coleman M.D. Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Author of Safe and Sound: Healthy Travel with Children

"… clear, concise outlines and overviews. The tips help us avoid overload and escalation. Kindness and caring clearly shine through." Bill Davis, author of Dangerous Encounters: Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism