By Chantal Sicile-Kira ©2012.
International autism advocate and bestselling author Chantal Sicile-Kira provides this simple, concise explanation of one of the most prevalent disorders in America.
Each year, 1 in every 88 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Although autism has reached epidemic proportions, it is far from understood. In What Is Autism? Chantal Sicile-Kira provides a clear, instructive explanation of autism spectrum disorders and what life is like for those on the spectrum. If you know someone with autism and would benefit from a quick, straightforward explanation of the condition, this book is the perfect resource. What Is Autism? explores in a simple question-answer format topics such as:
- What are the causes of autism? Can vaccines cause autism?
- Can autism be prevented?
- How can I recognize the symptoms?
- Why do children and teens with autism act the way they do?
- What are the emotional effects of autism on the family?
What is Autism?: Understanding Life with Autism or Asperger’s, discusses common worries, tackles controversial treatments, celebrates successes and ends on a hopeful note for the future. (Softcover; 174 pages.)
Chantal Sicile-Kira is a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a former professional in the field and has spent years researching ASD. She has also written, Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism and 41 Things to Know About Autism.