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Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers
Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders
A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 1885477457
This comprehensive guide contains more than 200 toilet training tips and 60 case examples to guide parents and teachers of children with autism who need techniques beyond those used to toilet train other children.
Odd Girl Out: My Extraordinary Autistic Life
Odd Girl Out
My Extraordinary Autistic Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580057802
A sensory portrait of an autistic mind From childhood, Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships. Laura's upbeat, witty writing offers new insight into the day-to-day struggles of living with autism, as her extreme attention to sensory detail--a common aspect of her autism--is fascinating to observe through her eyes. As Laura grapples with defining her own identity, she also looks at the unique benefits neurodiversity can bring. Lyrical and lush, Odd Girl Out shows how being different doesn't mean being less, and proves that it is never too late for any of us to find our rightful place in the world.
The Politics of Autism
The Politics of Autism
Hardcover      ISBN: 0199360995
The Politics of Autism investigates the truths and fictions of public understanding about autism, questioning apparent realities too sensitive or impolitic to challenge. Is there really more autism? How has the count expanded by diagnosing autism over other conditions? Have scientific methods in autism diagnosis gone hand-in-hand with autism increases? Are mild autism cases really a 'disorder,' rather than personality variant? Can autism be quiescent in childhood but truly first recognizable in adulthood? Why does popular media often portray people with autism as odd geniuses ignoring the kind of autism most have? Siegel tackles thorny issues and perennial questions: How do we weigh likely treatment gains with treatment costs? Why does our autism education persist in teaching academic subjects some never master? Why do we fail to plan realistically for autistic adulthood? Which parents get caught up in non-mainstream 'treatments' and fear of vaccines? Readers will see an insider's view of controversies in autism research. Siegel's views, sometimes iconoclastic, always frank and informed, challenge broad unexamined assumptions about our understanding of autism. Each chapter addresses different issues, data, and social policy recommendations. A chapter-by-chapter bibliography with URLs provides both popular media and scientific references.
Act Early Against Autism: Give Our Child a Fighting Chance from the Start
Act Early Against Autism
Give Our Child a Fighting Chance from the Start
Paperback      ISBN: 039953394x
A empowering handbook for parents of special needs children reveals how early intervention can transform the future of a child diagnosed with autism, furnishing useful information on how to recognize early symptoms of the ailment, deal with the financial challenges, find the right treatment plan and therapists, negotiate the system, and more. Original.
Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician
Caring for Autism
Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0190259353
When a professional states, "Your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)", it is enough to make your whole world fall apart. What does it mean to be on the autism spectrum? How will this affect your child's life, your life, the life of your family, and others you interact with? What sorts of medications, therapies, and alternative methods are used to help manage the disorder? What are the financial and legal ramifications? How will this affect schooling, your spiritual growth, and everyday life? These are just a few of the questions that will rapidly cross your mind. Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician delves into all these questions and more. As the father of a daughter with ASD and as a trained psychiatrist who specializes in ASD, Dr. Michael A. Ellis provides a holistic view of what comes after diagnosis. In user-friendly tones, he answers the most commonly asked questions about what it's actually like to live with ASD, what medications and therapies are available, and the global impact it has on the child's environment. With the help of his wife, Lori Layton Ellis, to provide a mother's perspective, Dr. Ellis shares personal stories of their 10-year journey in order to provide insight and support for anyone - patient, parent, caregiver - traversing the difficulties of autism.
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.
Special Needs Kids Eat Right: Stategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive
Special Needs Kids Eat Right
Stategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive
Paperback      ISBN: 0399534881
Offers substitutions to fit any diet, suggestions for getting the family and caregivers involved, tips for maintaining a special diet when eating out, shopping and resource guides, and strategies for evaluating the results of a long-term program. Original.
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
NeuroTribes
The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Paperback      ISBN: 0399185615
"A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, alifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose "little professors" were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts lighton the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences"--
The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
The Autism Revolution
Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be
Paperback      ISBN: 0345527208
"Move beyond conventional thinking about autism. . . . After years of treating patients and analyzing scientific data, prominent Harvard researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert offers a revolutionary new view of autism and a transformative strategy for dealing with it. Autism is not a hardwired impairment programmed into a child's genes and destined to remain fixed forever, as we're often told. Instead, it is the result of a cascade of events, many seemingly minor: perhaps a genetic mutation, some toxic exposures, a stressful birth, a vitamin deficiency, and a series of infections. And while other doctors may dismiss your child's physical symptoms--the diarrhea, anxiety, sensory overload, sleeplessness, immune challenges, and seizures--as coincidental or irrelevant, Dr. Herbert sees them as vital clues to what the underlying problems are, and how to help. In The Autism Revolution, she teaches you how to approach autism as a collection of problems that can be overcome--and talents that can be developed. Each success you achieve gives your child more room to become healthy and to thrive. Drawing from the newest research, technologies, and insights, as well as inspiring case studies of both children and adults, Dr. Herbert guides you toward restoring health and resiliency in your loved one with autism. Her specific recommendations aim to provide optimal nutrition, reduce toxic exposures, shore up the immune system, reduce stress, and open the door to learning and creativity--all by understanding and truly meeting your child's needs. As thousands of families who have cobbled together these solutions themselves already know, this program can have dramatic benefits--for your child with autism, and for you, your whole family, and your next baby as well. Aparadigm-changing book that offers hope and healing for the millions of families who have autism in their lives, The Autism Revolution shows that there's plenty you can do every day to give someone you love the best possible gift: a life lived to the fullest potential"--