Top Ten Tips
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Top Ten Tips

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Publication Date:
October 1, 2008
Print Length:
152 pages

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I get by with a little help... Do you ever feel like you're in this parenting thing alone? Like no one understands what you're going through?

Parenting children on the autism spectrum is an adventure with countless twists and turns. However, with a little help from 44 fellow parents and professionals your daily journey can be a little less bumpy. Top Ten Tips offers 520 practical, tried-and-true tips. The book is organized so that you don't have to read through theories or lengthy descriptions - it is all practical; short and sweet. The stuff you want to know NOW!

The book is broken down into nine chapters with topics ranging from family outings, holidays, and frequent activities (bath time, meal time, etc.). This at-your-fingertips tool will help families with a child on the autism spectrum navigate their way through everyday activities and occurrences in. Contributors include speech language therapists, occupational therapists, autism experts, parents, and individuals on the spectrum.


"Parents are always looking for practical ideas that work. I have never seen anything like this. What a great resource for home, school, and community parent support group meetings. Nothing better than having at your fingertips ready-made solutions that have worked for others." --Kerry Mataya, M.S.Ed.
"Top Ten Tips is now on my 'top picks' for families with a member on the autism spectrum! Open any page of this book and find creative suggestions for getting through a day. Tips to survive family gatherings and vacations away from home, sleep and sibling issues in the home, and 45 more situations that represent the what-do-I-do? scenarios that most families face. This book of practical ideas will be an instant best-seller." --Kathleen Quill, Ed.D., director, The Autism Institute
"What an excellent resource for all parents, caregivers, and family members with children on the ASD spectrum - chocked full of practical tips and strategies. And I love the easy-to-use format. This is one book that I will use over and over for all my kids!" --Jill M. Jones-Larson, mother of Ruby (1), Ben (2), Mia (5), and Sam (9), who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 5

About the Author

Teresa Cardon, M.A. CCC-SLP has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for over 16 years. Teresa has worked in a variety of settings, including public schools, and has assisted thousands of families and their children as they work to increase their social communication skills. Teresa provides interactive and motivating workshops internationally. Teresa is currently pursuing her PhD. in Speech & Hearing Science with an emphasis in autism and works as a Faculty Research Associate at Arizona State University. Teresa has written many articles on communication strategies and is the author of Initiations and Interactions (2006), Let's Talk Emotions (2004) and Top Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families of Children with ASD.

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