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PDD-NOS diagnosis today-- any book recs?

My son was diagnosed with PPD-NOS today. I was pretty much expecting it, but am still feeling pretty overwhelmed with all the new things we have to research, set up, etc.

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any books they found especially helpful. There seem to be *so* many autism books out there, and I'd like to start with a couple that others have found to be helpful. 

Thanks in advance! I'm sure I'll be frequenting this board much more frequently (my usual home is SAIF), and I'll introduce myself soon!


Re: PDD-NOS diagnosis today-- any book recs?

  • Welcome!  Even if you are expecting a diagnosis, it is still a kick in the gut. 

     A good book to start with is this one:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0553806815/ref=noism/oasisonlineasp07



    Zachary, 8.31.2007 * * * Adam, 3.24.2010<BR>

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    I second James Coplan book as a terrific introduction to PDD-Nos. It's written in the calm and respectful voice of Dr. Coplan which makes it a good place to start.

    For discipline of little kids on spectrum I like this one-


    What tx plan have they suggested?




    Thank you both. For treatment they are recommending ABA (I think that's what it's called). They said the gold standard is 20-25 hours a week, but that it can be hard to get that much. We are in the process of working out the transition to the public preschool which they say will be a better environment for him than the daycare center where he currently goes 3 days a week, because they will have specialists on staff and be able to do ABA with him there. I have a lot of phone calls to make and things to figure out. Hopefully we can start the ABA before he actually turns 3 (in Feb) to get a jump on it.  Our biggest obstacle right now is working out the transportation issues, which are difficult given our work schedules, but I want to make sure I do everything I can for him, especially at this critical young age!

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