The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers a multitude of different areas regarding the condition, aiming to help children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance.
Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses common questions and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. The child will learn basics about the body and brain that highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and using the toilet independently. The emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviours and to teach them to reach out for support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and sections for parents that offer additional information.