It seems that nearly everyone knows a family with an autism spectrum child. Most recent figures suggest that the prevalence of all autism spectrum disorders in the United States is an astonishing one percent of the population, translating to twelve million parents and grandparents who are seeking answers.
Dr. Laura Hendrickson is a trained psychiatrist, biblical counselor, and mother of an autistic son. Building on her medical background and practical experience, Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum presents autism spectrum disorders as different developmental pathways rather than disabilities.
Dr. Hendrickson knows that those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders can make significant contributions to their world. She does not deny that autism is a serious challenge, but addresses specific ways to work with a child according to developmental differences. Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum gives the reader sound, practical tools for understanding how to guide an autism spectrum child to function more fully as the person God created him to be.
About the author:
Dr. Laura Hendrickson (MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) was a biblical counselor, former psychiatrist, and the mother of an adult son who has recovered from autism. She was a member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and author of Finding Your Child's Way on the Autism Spectrum, Will Medicine Stop the Pain? and co-author of When Good Kids Make Bad Choices.