*THIS IS THE LINK TO THE COMBINED ENGLISH + SPANISH VERSION OF THE AUTISM HANDBOOK*
Talking to parents about an Autism assessment or Autism Diagnosis is HARD. And add a language barrier to the mix, it can be even more difficult.
Maybe you are still learning how to be a Neurodiversity positive therapist and are worried you will say something wrong, or in a way that doesn't translate well.
Maybe you feel anxious having these conversations because you are worried parents will ask a question that you don’t know the answer to.
Maybe you feel guilty that your schedule does not allow you to spend several hours talking directly to the parent- that you know they deserve.
So, maybe you are feeling like you aren’t supporting your families in the way you should, OR are working countless hours after your workday that leaves you feeling like either a bad therapist or guilty for missing family time. But here’s the thing: You are not a bad therapist and you shouldn’t have to work outside of your workday in order to feel successful at work.
The point is, needing a go-to Autism Handbook to support parents at this time is totally reasonable - and I have them all here and ready for you to print and go!
Autism Referral Form: School Age
Autism Referral Form: Preschool
A Letter to Caregivers
What is Autism?
The Autism spectrum
These Characteristics Describe Me
The strengths in Autism
Medical Model vs Social Model of Disability
Reframing Thoughts about Autism
Identity First or Person First Language?
Is Getting an Autism Evaluation Important?
How to Get an Autism Evaluation
Educational Eligibility vs Medical Diagnosis
What to Expect in an Autism Evaluation
Ideal Age for Evaluation
I Was Told to Wait to Get an Evaluation
These Characteristics are Age Appropriate
Why are so Many People Diagnosed Later in Life?
It Can’t be Autism, Because They Can….
Services Available in the U.S. (Early Intervention and Public Schools)
Common Classroom Accommodations
Common Home Accommodations
Therapies to Consider
Considerations for Choosing Therapies
ABA (What is ABA & Controversy)
Autism and Social Skills
Autism in Girls
Differences in Autism and Other Similar Diagnosis (ADHD, SPD, Language delay)
Should I Tell My Child About Their Diagnosis?
Speech and Language FAQ
A Message from Autistic Adults
A Letter to Teachers (From Therapists, From Parent, and Open Ended Form)
*You will have 30 days to download after your date of purchase so please do not forget!*