Children and young people with autism have the capacity to be independent and resilient which can help them live independently or be supported to live a fulfilling life and reach their full potential.
This book empowers parents of autistic children aged two to ten to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as school, new environments and relationships with other children. It includes information about the main developmental stages for children on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.
Jeanette Purkis has a lived experience of autism and is also the author of a number of books looking at aspects of autism. She works full-time in the Australian Public Service. Dr Emma Goodall has Asperger's syndrome and has professional experience of mental health services. The author of a number of books looking at aspects of autism, Emma is a Senior Autism Advisor in South Australia.
Introduction. Chapter 1. Resilience and Autistic Children: An Overview. Chapter 2. Common Characteristics of Autistic Children between Ages 2-7. Chapter 3. What are some Common Challenges for Young Children on the Autism Spectrum? Chapter 4. Life Events for Young Autistic Children: Strategies and Activities around Building Resilience. Chapter 5. Common Issues for Autistic Children and their Families between Ages 6-10. Chapter 6. Failing Successfully.