Navigating the Medical Maze


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A Practical Guide for Parents (2014) Edited by Sue X. Ming and Beth A. Pletcher

This comprehensive guide provides parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) with everything they need to know to navigate the complex medical world and play an active and effective role in their child’s medical care. It includes:

  • A description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms
  • an explanation of common diagnostic tests
  • a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work
  • tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems
  • advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project
  • and all the latest medical information

“This important book is a gold mine of authoritative practical information that will make real improvements in the lives of people with autism.” – Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, and author of The Autism Revolution





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