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.
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.
The Autism Mom's Survival Guide for Dads, Too!
Creating a Balanced and Happy Life While Raising a Child With Autism
Paperback ISBN: 1590307534
Aims to give parents of autistic children permission to take care of themselves as well by offering strategies for handling feelings of despair and hopelessness, caring for their marriage, finding a balance between accepting one's child and seeking new treatments, understanding the challenges of autistic adolescence and much more. Original.
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
Thinking in Pictures
And Other Reports From My Life With Autism
Paperback ISBN: 0307739589
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.
Autism's False Prophets
Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0231146361
Looks at the history of autism research and argues that the media and advocates have mislead the public in their declaration that childhood vaccinations are the cause of autism.
The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women
Hardcover ISBN: 1785925660
An engaging insight into the often underexplored condition of autism in women and girls, delivered in an expertly researched and beautifully illustrated graphic book. The perfect resource for anyone who wishes to understand how gender affects autism, it shows how to create safer, more accommodating environments for women on the spectrum.
Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's
Paperback ISBN: 0307396185
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. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Reason I Jump
The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism
Paperback ISBN: 081298515x
Co-translated by the Man Booker Prize finalist author of Cloud Atlas, a journey into the mind of a remarkable 13-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world and social awareness.
The Myth of Autism
How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children
Paperback ISBN: 1628737174
Experts agree that America is in the midst of a disturbing epidemic of what has thus far been diagnosed as autism. In just thirty years autism diagnoses have risen from 1 in 5,000 children to 1 in 110, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in the history of our society there has never been an ?epidemic