New Book Offers Revolutionary Treatment Options for Children with Autism

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Etham Books ( today announced the publication of "Diagnosis Autism: Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes" by Dr. Lawrence P. Kaplan. The book presents parents of children who have autism with immediate answers and achievable teaching strategies contained in an easy-to-follow 10-step program.

Caption: Book Jacket for "Diagnosis Autism: Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes" by Dr. Lawrence P. Kaplan.

"There weren't any guidelines or a clear path to follow ten years ago when our son was diagnosed with autism, and the path of future evaluations seemed never-ending," said Dr. Kaplan, the book's author. "Our life became a lifelong course of hit-or-miss opportunities. Even visiting the so-called experts resulted in too many responses of 'there isn't anything I can do for you.' But there is something we as parents can do, although it can be a long and arduous journey. My book was written to make that journey a little easier, and walk parents through a practical step-by-step process that can improve their child's treatment outcomes."

"Diagnosis Autism: Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes" (ISBN: 0-9765356-6-1 $15.95), by Lawrence P. Kaplan, Ph.D., covers everything from monitoring and documenting a child's development to the process of decision-making with the entire treatment intervention team, choosing a primary physician, and negotiating a working partnership with the doctor. The book also explains the crucial importance of intensive early education and guides parents to the resources currently available.

"Diagnosis Autism: Now What?" has been endorsed by many esteemed members of the autism, medical and parent education communities. Dr. Bernard Rimland, Director of Autism Research Institute and Founder of the Autism Society of America says, "Dr. Kaplan has provided parents a very valuable, easy-to-use guidebook that will simplify their lives and help their children."

Barbara C. Unell, parent educator and best-selling author of 10 books says that "Parents and others who care for children with autism will find a wealth of information, solutions, hope, and encouragement in this skillfully crafted 10-step program." Jay Jacobson, MD, Chief of Medical Ethics, LDS Hospital and University of Utah School of Medicine says, "'Diagnosis Autism: Now What?' is extremely helpful, concise, and very practical not only for parents, but for the entire treatment intervention team."

Lawrence P. Kaplan, Ph.D., is a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder and is the founder of Special Abilities, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Administration with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kaplan's inaugural 10-Step approach was presented at the 2003 Autism Society of America National Conference. He is the author of "Autism Spectrum Disorders: Two Significant Quandaries."


Title: Diagnosis Autism: Now What? 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes
Author: Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD
Publisher: Etham Books
ISBN: 0-9765356-6-1
6x9 paperback, 200 pp., 37 b&w illustrations, $15.95

The book is available to retail outlets through Atlas Books, 1-800-247-6553, or, and to the public on or

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