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The Essential Difference: Male and Female Brains and the Truth About Autism
The Essential Difference
Male and Female Brains and the Truth About Autism
Paperback      ISBN: 046500556x
Draws on the author's experience in clinical practice to identify a basic, biological difference in male and female psychology, and presents evidence on gender-based brain types.
Integrated Health Care for People With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Integrated Health Care for People With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Paperback      ISBN: 0398091013
This book emerged from a 2014 conference in which health care researchers, professionals, and recipients shared perspectives on health care for people with autism spectrum disorder. The 17 papers cover the scope and breadth of the problem of providing comprehensive health care to autism spectrum disorder; effective, save, and coordinated care; environments, services, and context; and monitoring patient outcomes: research and policy development. Among specific topics are facilitating the role of parents in health care management and advocacy, a framework to guide practice and research with patients, the adult medical home, educating nurses: faculty and curricular issues, and measuring and evaluating outcomes of health care encounters. Annotation
Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions For Teaching Your Child Practical Skills
Parenting Your Asperger Child
Individualized Solutions For Teaching Your Child Practical Skills
Paperback      ISBN: 0399530703
Furnishing effective tools for everyday living, two experts in the field of autism introduce parents to their innovative Cognitive Social Integration Therapy, which offers practical solutions designed to prepare a child with Asperger's Syndrome for social interaction, discussing characteristics of the problem, the best approaches for dealing with it, and productive learning techniques. Original.
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
In a Different Key
The Story of Autism
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307985679
"Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family's odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it. Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism--by liberating children from dank institutions,campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different. It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed cold and rejecting "refrigerator mothers" for causing autism; and of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments. Many others played starring roles too: doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism; lawyerslike Tom Gilhool, who took the families' battle for education to the courtroom; scientists who sparred over how to treat autism; and those with autism, like Temple Grandin, Alex Plank, and Ari Ne'eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed the philosophy of neurodiversity. This is also a story of fierce controversies--from the question of whether there is truly an autism "epidemic," and whether vaccines played a part in it; to scandals involving "facilitated communication," one of many treatments that have proved to be blind alleys; to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism. There are dark turns too: we learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism, or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior; and the authors reveal compelling evidence that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, participated in the Nazi program that consigned disabled children to death. By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions to one in which a cadre of people with autism push not simply for inclusion, but for a new understanding of autism: as difference rather than disability"--
Stuff You Need to Know: A Guide for Young Adults With Autism
Stuff You Need to Know
A Guide for Young Adults With Autism
Paperback      ISBN: 1941765912
Is your child with autism getting ready to live on their own? Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help kids and young adults with autism learn the most basic skills to achieve independence. This workbook covers beginner-level tasks such as: - Reading nutritional labels and making healthy choices - Practicing good hygiene and getting ready independently - Following a recipe to make lunch - Realizing when something is an emergency (and having an action plan) - Using technology and social media safely And more! This resource, written by a mom and proven to have helped hundreds of young adults even before publication, will help your child take their first steps to a safe, happy, and independent life.
Emergence: Labeled Autistic
Labeled Autistic
Paperback      ISBN: 0446671827
An inspiring firsthand account of a courageous and determined autistic woman who makes a remarkable discovery that eventually helps her control her condition and virtually cure her disorder captures the isolation and fears suffered by autistic children and their families and describes her own struggle to overcome autism and lead a normal life. Reissue.
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307395987
In an entertaining and inspirational memoir of living with Asperger's Syndrome, the author describes life growing up different in an unusual family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's, and the dramatic changes that have occurred since that diagnosis. 250,000 first printing.
Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism
Thinking in Pictures
And Other Reports from My LIfe with Autism
Paperback      ISBN: 0307275655
Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the animal scientist describes how she and other victims of autism perceive the world, and relates the ways in which she has been able to adapt and have a successful career. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
Drawing Autism
Drawing Autism
Paperback      ISBN: 1617751987
"What is the actual experience of living with autism in a deep-felt sense, beyond the social stereotypes and headline-worthy superskills? Drawing Autism, a celebration of the artistry and self-expression found in artwork by people diagnosed with autism, explores just that. The stunning volume features works by more fifty international contributors, from children to established artists, that illustrate the rich multiplicity of the condition."?The Atlantic "Drawing Autism is a drop-dead beautiful book that celebrates the artistry and self-expression found in the drawings, paintings, and collages created by individuals diagnosed with autism. It is a stunning, thoughtful and yes, HOPEFUL book that is not just for families touched by autism, but for all who are curious about the disorder."?Examiner "If you're a practicing or aspiring art therapist, this book is essential reading and it also offers the casual reader an insight into this curious strand of outsider art."?Grafik Magazine Over the last decade autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become an international topic of conversation, knowing no racial, ethnic, or social barriers. Behavior analyst and educator Jill Mullin has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists like Gregory Blackstock and Jessica Park to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that serves to educate and inspire anyone who knows someone diagnosed with ASD. Mullin's introduction and the foreword by best-selling author Temple Grandin provide an overview of autism and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals. Jill Mullin, AS, MSEd, BCBA, is a behavior analyst and educator who teaches and applies a behavioral approach when working with individuals diagnosed with ASD. Temple Grandin, PhD, is considered the most accomplished adult with autism. She is the author of several books, including the bestsellers The Way I See It and Animals in Translation.
ASD: The complete Autism Spectrum Disorder health & diet guide
The complete Autism Spectrum Disorder health & diet guide
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0778804739
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger's Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified. This comprehensive book on ASD will be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals as well, with its combination of years of practical experience and a range of skills and knowledge from its outstanding author team. This multidisciplinary health care team has a keen understanding of the goals and expectations of both the patient and families. Part 1 Possible causes What does the new definition mean to my child autism and genetics diagnosis signs and symptoms of autism myths Part 2 New diagnosis management and ongoing management of ASD typical doctor/nurse visits w/ Q and A management and treatment help through medical, alternative, psychological and behavioral therapies Part 3 Recent research shows that a gluten-free/casein-free diet is effective in reducing ASD symptoms for those people with ASDs who show GI symptoms, confirmed food allergies and suspected food sensitivities. - 175 recipes and gluten-free/cassein-free meal plans help to build a nutritious, varied and tasty diet that may improve gastrointestinal and ASD symptoms for some children. This author team has provided a comprehensive and current resource book on ASD for anyone affected by this disease.