Step-by-step in each chapter, Fiske elucidates such vital subjects as:
* Understanding the experience of diagnosis
* Recognizing patterns of parent stress over time
* Appreciating and navigating the effects of ASD on relationships between parents
* Involving and providing support for siblings
* Integrating grandparents and other extended family in care and treatment
* Understanding a family’s culture
* Identifying and developing effective coping strategies
* Building a strong rapport with parents and family
* Guiding parents in the treatment of autism
And many more, including key takeaways for assisting families in managing feelings of grief and guilt, navigating support options, treatment resources, and related financial concerns, and calibrating the division of labor in the home.
Autism and the Family supplies all the foundations necessary for professionals to understand the full impact of ASD on the child, siblings, and parents and cultivate an empathic, supportive approach to treatment for the entire family.