Provide a Guidebook
Two books for a family
The incidence of autism continues to rise with prevalence estimates as high as 1 in every 150 births (CDC, 2007). The diagnosis of autism is an emotionally challenging and life-changing event. It opens a phase of life that raises many difficult questions. As time passes, questions continue to rise and often seem to outnumber the answers.
This gift will provide two guidebooks from OAR’s “Life Journey through Autism” series to a parent of a child just diagnosed with autism. These guides target many of the difficult questions new parents, teachers, and caregivers face on a daily basis. They offer actionable tools and a range of educational and social/communication skill-building resources explained in layman’s terms. With the help of these resources, parents and educators will be informed of the most recent science-based intervention research, and will be able to provide the best care for individuals on the autism spectrum.