Fifty thousand free copies of the book "Autism Tomorrow: The Complete Guide to Help Your Child Thrive in the Real World" are available on a first-come-first-served basis at its website.
The book, offered by Autism Today and the Center for AAC and Autism, is a manual aimed a helping parents and kids navigate the road to adulthood.
Some of the blurb from the website:
"Now that many of our little children with autism are reaching adulthood, questions arise like…'What do we do now?' 'Where do we go from here?' 'Where will my child live?' 'Will they get married and have children?' 'How will they get along in the real world if I’m not around?' This book provides both a road map and a fill-in portfolio to help you make intelligent decisions, regarding the direction and intentions you have for your child’s life."
The book features chapters on issues such as community, safety, employment and independent living. Written by Karen Simmons and Bill Davis, both parents of children with autism, it contains insights and advice from 16 autism experts, including some (like Temple Grandin, an animal scientist with autism, and Stephen Shore, a professor with Asperger's syndrome) who know well of what they speak from their own life experiences.
This would seem to be a really useful resource, whether or not you win a freebie.
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