Autism Manual Released by Autism Today's Celebrated Founder and CEO, Karen Simmons

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“The Official Autism 101 Manual” is a collection of articles written by the world’s leading experts, and is the first and only resource of its kind for the autism community.

“The Official Autism 101 Manual” is a collection of articles written by the world’s leading experts, and is the first and only resource of its kind for the autism community.

Autism Today™, recognized around the world as a leading autism resource centre, announces the release of Karen Simmons’ The Official Autism 101 Manual. It is the most comprehensive book on autism published today. This “first of a kind” book presents contributions from 45 of the planet’s foremost experts on autism, and offers current, relevant and easy to understand information for parents, family members, educators, medical professionals and those people on the autism spectrum.

The Official Autism 101 Manual is published by Autism Today and is also available as an e-book. “This book will become your constant companion as you confidently find your way”, says author Karen Simmons.

Stephen Shore, an expert in the field of autism and Asperger’s syndrome, says “Karen Simmons’ expertise in embracing life and reframing autism shows us all how to lead a positive, fulfilling, and productive life while supporting loved ones with special needs.”

Robert G. Allen, bestselling author of “The One Minute Millionaire” with Mark Victor Hansen says, “….it’s a truly remarkable book”.

Readers will learn:

  • The exact nature of autism spectrum disorders
  • Autism’s common characteristics – It answers the question “does my child have autism?”
  • Why early diagnosis equals the best outcome
  • The relationship between autism and ADHD
  • Theories on the causes behind the rising rates of autism
  • The buzz about mercury – do early childhood injections play a role?
  • Where to begin if someone you know has been diagnosed with autism
  • How to help a parent cope emotionally
  • How to deal with your spouse and other intimate relationships
  • How to create positive parent-physician partnership
  • How to ensure a positive school plan
  • How to build self-esteem for those on the autism spectrum
  • Leading methodologies, therapies and treatments

For more information about “The Official Autism 101 Manual” visit

About Autism Today™

Autism Today™ is the leading source of objective information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified.

In 1996, Karen Simmons, an author, businesswoman and mother of six, one of whom has autism, had a vision to simplify the information gathering and evaluating process for families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Today™ was the outcome. The Autism Today™ website receives over 2 million hits a month. With over fifty world-renowned speakers, authors and presenters, and their comprehensive database of highly interactive members, they are the largest online autism resource and one of the leading autism and Asperger’s resource distributors in the world.

Autism Today™ is Canada’s leading autism workshop and conference provider and hosts the well-recognized and well-received Keys to the Treasure Chest conferences across the country. These conferences regularly feature such acclaimed authorities as Dr. Tony Attwood, Maria Bird-West Wheeler, Carol Gray, Nathan Ory, Catherine Faherty, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Barry Prizant, Stephen Shore, Dr. Jed Baker, Dr. Steven Gutstein and others.

Autism Today™ also promotes awareness of autism and Asperger’s syndrome issues through its bookstore presence at other workshops and seminars across Canada. They work with other groups to help solve the common problems and misconceptions surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders while empowering others through their non-profit Canadian based organization called the KEEN Education Foundation.

For interviews with Karen Simmons please contact:

Madelaine Hatch

Fusion Communications

(604) 986-0185

(604) 720-5185


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