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.
Thinking in Pictures
And Other Reports from My Life With Autism
Paperback ISBN: 0679772898
Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the subject of Oliver Sacks's An Anthropologist on Mars describes her life with autism and how she has used her strong visual sensibility to cope with it. Reprint.
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.
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 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.
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8
A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism
Paperback ISBN: 0812987195
From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of a young adult with autism “Essential reading for parents and teachers of those with autism who remain nonverbal.”—Temple Grandin Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonverbal Japanese child, which became an international success. Now, in Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8, he shares his thoughts and experiences as a young man living each day with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, Higashida explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it’s raining outside. Acutely aware of how strange his behavior can appear to others, he aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems. With an introduction by the bestselling novelist David Mitchell, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 also includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote especially for the U.S. edition. Both moving and of practical use, this book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets every challenge with tenacity and good humor. However often he falls down, he always gets back up. Praise for Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 “[Naoki Higashida’s] success as a writer now transcends his diagnosis. . . . His relative isolation—with words as his primary connection to the outside world—has allowed him to fully develop the powers of observation that are necessary for good writing, and he has developed rich, deep perspectives on ideas that many take for granted. . . . The diversity of Higashida’s writing, in both subject and style, fits together like a jigsaw puzzle of life put in place with humor and thoughtfulness.”—The Japan Times “Profound insights about what the struggle of living with autism is really like . . . Once again, the invitation to step inside Higashida’s mind is irresistible.”—London Evening Standard “Naoki Higashida’s lyrical and heartfelt account of his condition is a gift to anyone involved with the same challenges. . . . Higashida shows a delicate regard for the difficulties his condition creates . . . and is adept at explaining his experiences in language that makes sense to neurotypicals.”—The Guardian
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.
My Adventures With Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
Paperback ISBN: 0307884821
“I believe those of us with Asperger’s are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts.
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.
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.