"About the Book From one of the most trusted names in pediatrics comes a comprehensive and balanced guide to detecting, treating, and preventing autism. Includes an extensive resources section to provide parents with all the information and reassurance they need. Book Synopsis With clarity and compassion, Dr. Robert Sears guides the reader through the maze of autism, explaining what precautions parents can take to decrease their baby's risk, how to detect autism at the earliest possible age, and how to proceed once a diagnosis has been made. The book provides parents with a simple and clear understanding of the biomedical treatment approach that Dr. Sears has used successfully with many of his young patients. It lays out a plan for developmental, behavioral, and learning therapies; shows parents how to begin treatments without a doctor's help; presents information on vaccines and their safe use; and includes an extensive resources section. THE AUTISM BOOK provides all the information and reassurance parents need. Review Quotes "" A clear, concise plan for the treatment of autism. A must read for anyone interested in the care of the child in the autism spectrum.""-- Stephanie F. Cave, MD, MS, FAAFP , author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations "" The Autism Book is an important resource for both new and experienced parents of children with autism.""-- Lawrence D. Rosen, MD, FAAP , founder of The Whole Child Center, Oradell, NJ ""A gem of a book...In parent-friendly language, Dr. Sears provides a road map for parents of a child with autism. As a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, I know I will be...encouraging every one of my families with a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis to buy this book!""-- Marilyn C. Agin, MD, FAAP , neurodevelopmental pediatrician and coauthor of The Late Talker ""An easy-to-read, comprehensive, information-filled resource for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.""-- Kenneth A. Bock, MD , author of Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies ""Autism has many facets, from behavioral to educational to medical, and parents working for the best possible future for their children need a lot of options. Dr. Sears covers the territory broadly, fairly, clearly, and in very useful detail.""-- Martha Herbert, MD, PhD , assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital ""This is a solid, accessible book by a wise pediatrician and teacher and, most important, a doctor who really practices the art of listening to his patients.""-- Sidney M. Baker, MD, coauthor of Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments and cofounder of Defeat Autism Now! About the Author Robert W. Sears, MD , a practicing pediatrician, is the author of The Vaccine Book and The Autism Book , and co-author of The Baby Book and The Portable Pediatrician ."