laughter and tears a family s journey to understanding the autism spectrum

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Laughter And Tears

Author : Ann Hewetson
ISBN : 9781843103318
Genre : Psychology
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Laughter and Tears follows the life story of Mark, a young man with autism, from birth to the age of 30, and is interwoven with observations of the history of autism as it unfolds from its first diagnosis in 1943 to the present day.

The Encyclopedia Of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Carol Turkington
ISBN : 9780816075058
Genre : Autism
File Size : 53. 49 MB
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Autism is a baffling brain disorder that profoundly affects children's communication and social skills. This work provides a reference guide to this disease. It includes approximately 500 entries that address the different types of autism, causes and treatments, institutions, associations, leading scientists and research, social impact, and more.

At Home In The Land Of Oz

Author : Anne Clinard Barnhill
ISBN : 9781843108597
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anne's sister Becky was born in 1958, before most people had even heard of autism. Diagnosed with "emotional disturbance," Becky was subjected to well-meaning but futile efforts at "rehabilitation" or "cure," as well as prolonged spells in institutions. This bittersweet memoir will resonate with everyone interested in autism spectrum conditions.

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism And Asperger Syndrome

Author : Linda Andron
ISBN : 9781853029479
Genre : Medical
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This is an excellent travelers' guide because it is written by people who have been there. The stories are enthralling and the authors' experiences enable us to understand the culture and perspective of people with autistic spectrum disorder. This book is recommended for anyone who has embarked on a journey to explore a part of our world that we have only recently discovered.' - from the foreword by Tony Attwood 'I had a great many of my hunches and hopes confirmed when I read the words of the generous parents, and their even more generous children, who contributed to this book...Most important, I learned it is possible to be inspired to see the glass as half full, no matter how many leaks there seem to be in the cup...I believe the community who reads this book will join me in thanking those who wrote it, for their courage, their wit and their plethora of ideas.' - from the foreword by Liane Holliday Willey For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial. They share their practical and original strategies for dealing with issues such as helping children to develop empathy and humor, developing and maintaining friendships and explaining their autism spectrum disorders to other people. This book will be a source of advice and inspiration for families of children with autism and the professionals who work with them. It is practical, realistic and positive - autism is seen as something to be understood and celebrated. As 11-year-old Glen states in the Appendix, written by some of the children with autism featured in the book: 'I like myself and consider my difference something positive.' Linda Andron is a licensed clinical social worker, Adjunct Lecturer in Psychiatry and Bio-Behavioural Sciences and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the director of the UCLA Family Support Community Program and the clinical director of the Center for Asperger's Assessment and Intervention at the HELP Group. She has worked with over 500 families of children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Autism Society of Los Angeles. She has written many articles and chapters on developmental disabilities.

Autism

Author : Theo Peeters
ISBN : UOM:39015043046260
Genre : Education
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This book attempts to go some way towards bridging the gap between theoretical understanding of autism and understanding it in the practice of daily life. The cause of autism is physical, biological and organic and people with autism require specialised education and support matched to their particular difficulties.

Autism Heroes

Author : Barbara Firestone
ISBN : 1846426960
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 59. 39 MB
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Intimate, bold, and inspiring, Autism Heroes provides a compelling and sensitive account of the experiences of 38 families from different walks of life confronting the challenges of autism with courage, tenacity and love. With empathy and expertise gained from her three decades of leadership of The Help Group and commitment to children with special needs, Dr. Barbara Firestone engages the families in candid, powerful and deeply affecting conversations about their lives. Each family narrative is set against the backdrop of her insightful essays about dignity, hope, opportunity and love, which are fundamentally important to all families living with autism. The families offer their experiences openly and honestly, sharing their challenges, triumphs, and hopes. Their candor helps demystify and destigmatize autism and embraces other parents just beginning or already on the journey. Their reflections chart the course through the many stages of coping with autism and seeking solutions for their children, and they offer a lifeline of support, insight and encouragement and hope. Fully illustrated with stunning photographs by Joe Buissink, Autism Heroes is an invaluable resource for families as well as educators, clinicians, researchers and policy makers.

Our Wild Card

Author : Sarah F. Montz
ISBN : 1457520087
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Our Wild Card - A Parent's Perspective of Pervasive Developmental Disorder on the Autism Spectrum is the true story about Autism within the Montz family. It tells the story of Travis, who was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified, at the age of three. Experience the Montz family's laughter and tears as you read about their journey through behavioral therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, as well as their struggles in an everyday environment that most people take for granted. Our Wild Card provides an honest account of the trials, tribulations, and successes of one family going through the Autism experience. Sarah Montz became interested in Autism when her three-year-old son was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified. While researching the Autism Spectrum, Sarah found the information to be overwhelming. She struggled with a sense of failure and loneliness in a judgmental world. In her first book, Our Wild Card - A Parent's Perspective of Pervasive Developmental Disorder on the Autism Spectrum, Sarah explains the roller coaster of ups and downs her family has experienced since Autism has entered their lives. She hopes the story of her family's Autism journey will provide comfort to those with similar struggles. Sarah Montz attended Park University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in business management. She resides in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, with her husband, three children, mom, and a keeshonden.

Spirit Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213161909
Genre : Developmentally disabled
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A Different Kettle Of Fish

Author : Michael Barton
ISBN : 9780857009562
Genre : Family & Relationships
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“I'm looking at the Solar System display when I hear a child close by shouting at his mum, to which she replies 'No need to bite my head off!' I've heard of laughing your head off (to laugh a lot) and even biting your tongue (to be quiet) but biting someone's head off puts a rather more vivid picture into my mind!” During a trip to London, taking in tube announcements, guitar shops, and the Science Museum Michael Barton explores and explains the confusing “neurotypical” world of contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech. His quirky and comic illustrations bring to life the journey from the comfort of his familiar university surroundings into the hectic bustle of central London. A fun and enlightening read for friends, family, caring professionals and anyone interested in an alternative viewpoint on the world. Sure to “strike a chord” with other day trippers on the autism spectrum.

The Pda Paradox

Author : Harry Thompson
ISBN : 9781785926778
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in his teenage years, Harry Thompson looks back with wit and humour at the ups and downs of family and romantic relationships, school, work and mental health, as well as his teenage struggle with drugs and alcohol. By embracing neurodiversity and emphasising that autistic people are not flawed human beings, Thompson demonstrates that some merely need to take the "scenic route" in order to flourish and reach their full potential. The memoir brings to life Harry's past experiences and feelings, from his torrid time at school to the peaceful and meaningful moments when he is alone with a book, writing or creating YouTube videos. Eloquent and insightful, The PDA Paradox will bring readers to shock, laughter and tears through its overwhelming honesty. It is a turbulent memoir, but it ends with hope and a positive outlook to the future.

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