"Targeting Autism" reaches out to everyone who lives with or cares about a young child with autism. First published in 1998 and updated in 2002, author Shirley Cohen has recast this best seller throughout to chart the dynamics of the autism world in the first years of the twenty-first century. In this expanded edition, she provides specifics about the new developments that have modified the map of the world of autism or that may do so in the near future.
Shirley Cohen is Professor of Special Education at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Acknowledgments Prologue to the Third Edition Preface to the First Edition PART ONE: WHAT IS AUTISM? 1. Meeting Autism 2. Having Autism 3. Life Cycles 4. Families PART TWO: TREATING AUTISM 5. We Have a Dream 6. Is ABA the Answer? Intervention Approaches 7. Whatever Happened to Equal Opportunity? 8. Some Thoughts on Alternative Treatments and Other Intervention Controversies part three Looking for Cures, Recovery, and Better Lives 9. Recovery? 10. Moving toward Better Answers Appendix A: Diagnostic Criteria for Autistic Disorder Appendix B: Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger's Disorder Appendix C: Resources References Index