Anxiety is one of the biggest challenges facing people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. They can experience anxiety in all areas of their lives - school, family and social life -- and it compounds the difficulties they already may have with communicating, interacting socially, and controlling their emotions. Until Managing Anxiety in People with Autism, there has been little practical information available to families, teachers, and caregivers about anxiety in people with ASD and how to deal with it. Drawing on her experience diagnosing and treating anxiety in people with ASD, Dr Chalfant fills that large gap, providing clear, understandable explanations of different types of anxiety disorders, how they affect people across the whole spectrum of autism, and what interventions can help. The book makes parents more aware of how and when their child is prone to anxiety and how it presents in people with ASD. They also learn about their own roles regarding anxiety - how to recognize anxious behavior, causing parents and siblings to become anxious as they see a child with autism becoming nervous or fearful.