A "Stranger" Among Us
Hiring In-Home Support for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Neurological Differences
Making the decision to bring a "stranger" into your home to care for your child is a difficult one. However, after reading Lieberman's book, the process of hiring in-home care providers will seem much less intimidating. Based on the author's many years of experience both as a parent and a professional, this one-of-a-kind book starts out discussing the pros and cons of hiring in-home care providers for children with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders. The author breaks down the process and takes the reader step-by-step through the various stages, starting with assessing the needs of the child and the family, including their core values, to advertising for, interviewing, hiring and training a care provider. Even parents who are only looking for occasional respite care will find this a valuable resource. Foreword by Cathy Pratt, PhD, BCBA-D.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Lisa Ackerson Lieberman, MSW, LCSW, has been a clinical social worker doing psychotherapy in private practice for 29 years. She received her master's in social work from San Diego State. Earlier in her career, she taught college courses in such areas as the psychology of stress, assertiveness, positive parenting, and effective step-parenting. After her son, Jordan, was diagnosed with autism in 1990, Lisa decided to specialize in living with disability in the family. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences. Her passion is helping parents learn to navigate the emotional journey when parenting children with a disability.