Sharing Information About Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders
What Do Respite or Alternative Caregivers Need to Know?
Leaving a child with a paid respite care worker, friend, neighbor, or even an extended family member, can be a scary, unnerving event for any parent. For parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental challenge, this can be especially stressful due to their child's unique needs. This comprehensive resource, written by an expert with decades of experience working with families, eases some of the apprehensions associated with leaving a child with a caretaker, through checklists, forms and other tools designed to effectively communicate about such areas as a child's behavior, daily living patterns and food rituals. Foreword by Lisa Ackerson Lieberman, MSW, LCSW.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Beverly Vicker, MS, is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. She is the speech-language consultant at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, which is part of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. She confers with schools and families about issues related to autism spectrum disorders. She also writes, conducts research, and provides training. Beverly is the author of many articles about communication.