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Description - Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum by Matthew G. Foley

For any parent of a child on the autism spectrum, obtaining educational and other services for their child is an ongoing and often intractable problem. This volume tells the story of two parents of a child first diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), whose initial experiences with the education system were not unlike those of most parents of a child with a disability. Their role soon changed from parents to parent/professionals when they realized that the professionals were not sure how to respond to their son's special needs. This text describes their experiences in obtaining educational services and information about the disability community, what they learned from those experiences and what other parents can do to help their own child. The authors offer open and practical advice, which should be useful to the parents of children with autistic conditions as well as the professionals who work with them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853029912
ISBN-10: 1853029912
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matthew G. Foley

Matthew Foley has a Master of Education Degree and is a licensed professional counsellor in private practice who works with families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder and learning disabilities. DeAnn Hyatt-Foley has a Master of Education Degree in Special Education. She is an area development director for a Texas parent training and information centre, and works as an educational consultant specialising in Asperger Syndrome. DeAnn is the founder and president of the Lubbock Asperger Syndrome Support Organisation (LASSO). Matthew and DeAnn have co-authored several articles and have presented lectures on how to advocate for children's services. They currently live in Texas with their adolescent son, Ryan.