Dr. Chantal Sicile-Kira

A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence


A Full Life with Autism is a guide for helping our children on the spectrum lead meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood. In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him?


About the Authors:


Chantal Sicile-Kira is an award-winning author, advocate and speaker on autism. She is the founder of AutismCollege.com, which provides practical information to parents and educators. The author of four other books, Sicile-Kira writes for HuffingtonPost.com and PsychologyToday.com. Her story has been covered by a wide variety of media, including NPR, PBS, MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and Fox News.


Jeremy Sicile-Kira was diagnosed as severely autistic when he was born in 1989. In 2010, he gave a commencement speech at his high school graduation using voice-output technology. Jeremy is a part-time college student and a Youth Advocate for the Global Autistic Initiative, a project of the Autism Research Institute. In 2007, Jeremy was on MTV’s True Life in the episode, “I Have Autism,” which won a 2007 Voice Award.


View Dr. Sicile-Kira’s Website!


Check out Dr. Sicile-Kira’s Psychology Today blog!


For an inspirational story, view Jeremy’s website!