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The Child With Autism at Home & in the Community,
Kathy Labosh and LaNita Miller


March 2011

Review by Special Needs Almanac

The Child With Autism at Home & in the Community,
Kathy Labosh and LaNita Miller
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Have you ever wished you had a fairy godmother you could turn to, who could tell you how to make daily life easier for you and your child with autism? Poof! She’s here. In the book, The Child With Autism at Home & in the Community, the authors (you actually get two fairy godmothers) Kathy Labosh and LaNita Miller give you hundreds upon hundreds of bullet-point tips on how to have a happy, fun life with your child with autism. They give you wisdom and practical information that could take you 10 or 20 years of struggle, exhaustion and trial-and-error to discover on your own. It is so much easier to learn from others than to have to learn things the hard way.

The book is divided into two parts:

• The Child with Autism at Home, and
• The Child with Autism in the Community

In the first section, The Child with Autism at Home, you will learn hundreds of techniques to make things better and easier in the:

• Master bedroom
• Child’s bedroom
• Corner
• Family room
• Playroom
• Music room
• Kitchen
• Study
• Bathroom
• Broom closet
• Front door
• Back door

The second section, The Child with Autism in the Community, teaches you great information about how to best navigate the:

• Playground
• Fast-Food restaurant
• Mall
• Barber or hairdresser
• Grocery store
• Movie theater
• Church
• Amusement park
• Sports and sporting events
• Doctor
• Pharmacy and medicine
• Dentist
• Hospital
• Library
• Family gatherings

The book packs over 600 practical, useful tips into its 100 pages. You can just grab it and find what you need, without being overwhelmed by a ten pound tome. It is well-written and easy to understand.

This should be considered an essential book for the library of every parent who has a child with autism, sensory issues or other special needs. Be a true friend and give a copy to people you know – especially when they have just received the diagnosis and are overwhelmed. This book will give them a roadmap and help them get back some control of their lives.

The authors combine their vast resources and experience to bring a great deal of information to you in a compact book. Kathy Labosh is an award-winning author of several books. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of autism, and the mother of two children with autism. LaNita Miller is a special-educator with a master’s degree in special education and over twenty years experience in the special education classroom. They are well-qualified to write this valuable book.

Highly recommended.

Five stars out of five.

Special Needs Almanac
The Source for Special Needs

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