Since 2001, The OASIS Guide has been the reliable, comprehensive, authoritative guide to Asperger syndrome. This fully revised, updated, and expanded edition captures the latest in research, strategies, and parenting wisdom, and delivers it all in the empathetic, practical, and hope-filled style The OASIS Guide is famous for. Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe has revised this edition of Asperger Syndrome to reflect the latest in:
·Working with Professionals: building a team, negotiating for your child, and keeping everyone’s focus on high expectations for academic, social, and emotional success.
·Special Education: from early intervention through transition, college, and other postsecondary options, including how special education works and steps to take when it does not.
· Health and Safety: sexuality education, health care, and insurance coverage, as well as understanding the real-life health and safety risks children with AS face and learning the steps that only parents can take to protect them.
·Options and Interventions: with an emphasis on established guidelines for evidence-based treatments, including medication, applied behavior analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy, Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations, and much more.
·Planning for the Future: Teaching today for independence tomorrow.
For anyone else with a life touched by AS, Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide is packed with resources to handle any situation, from understanding a diagnosis, realistically evaluating options and interventions, and nurturing the whole child with an eye to emotional health, happiness, and independence in school, at home, and among friends. Raising young people with AS to grow up successful, safe, independent, and happy is the goal. Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide is your map.
“ Almost an encyclopedia of Asperger syndrome, its wise advice [is] based on reviewing the research literature and a personal and insightful perspective.”—Dr. Tony Attwood
“Patty Bashe answers every parent concern: from the first hints of suspicion about a toddler to the day in which our children will outlive us. It is that comprehensive.”—Michael John Carley
“A marvelous book full of practical and sensible suggestions and advice. This volume will be of great help to parents and professionals alike and a invaluable resource for all those concerned with supporting individuals with Aspergers.” —Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., professor of child psychiatry, psychology, and pediatrics, Yale Child Study Center
"Patty Romanowski Bashe has done it again. Taken an ever increasing amount of information and put it in one place as an indispensable guide to parents and educators working with those with Asperger Syndrome. This is a compass to send you in the right direction to get the supports you may need. Thank you Patty! " --Jed Baker, Ph.D, director of the Social Skills Training Project, author of No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams
About the Author:
Patricia Romanowski Bashe, MSEd., BCBA, is, first, the mother of a son with Asperger syndrome, and then a certified special education teacher, early intervention provider, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Currently senior education specialist at the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, at Stony Brook University, she is also author of The Parents’ Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence. Visit her website at www.aspergerguide.com.