There are no words to describe how families feel when they learn that their child has been diagnosed with autism. This book was written for those families. It explains autism in simple terms, discusses the major characteristics associated with autism, and offers simple strategies for helping children with autism function in their homes, at school, and in the community. With the help of this book, families will begin to understand the puzzle called autism. It provides strategies for families to help their child learn to be independent, build social skills, succeed in school, and communicate with others. While there is no cure for autism, there is hope. “My Child Has Autism” provides strategies that draw on the author’s years of experience working with children with autism and their families as a teacher, speech pathologist, early interventionist, and consultant. 5" x 8", 160 pages, softcover.