Introduces young readers to the challenges faced by people with autism and offers exercises and conversation-starters to develop empathy, compassion, and understanding of different types of friendships.
Difficult Discussions, Autism & Asperger's Syndrome, Special Needs Children, Autism Books for Kids, Autism Books
Author: Heather Porazzo
The Butterfly's Journey is an engaging and interactive story that explains Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in an easy-to-understand manner. This delightful story highlights some of the common traits and challenges for those with autism as it delivers a nurturing message about love, support, friendship, and acceptance.
In The ABCs of Autism Acceptance, Sparrow takes us through a guided tourof the topics most central to changing the way that autism is perceived, toremove systemic barriers to access that have traditionally been barriers toAutistic participation in some sectors of society. They also take us through thebasics of Autistic culture, discussing many of its major features and recentdevelopments with a sense of history and making the current state of theconversation around this form of neurodivergence clear to those who are new toit, whether they are Autistic themselves or a friend/family member looking forresources to help themselves support the Autistic people in their lives more fully.
It is currently estimated that 1 in 150 kids are affected by autism-and that number is increasing at an alarming rate. In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing, and often conflicting, information, The Autism Answer Book provides them clear and confident counsel by providing straightforward answers to their most pressing questions. The Autism Answer Book covers such topics as: --Getting a diagnosis --Social sensitivities --Physical well-being --Mental health --School success Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Autism Answer Book helps parents understand and accept their child and develop a plan for success.
Autism is an "au-mazing" gift, not curse. In this short read, Dr. Alisha Griffith takes us on her personal quest for truth and acceptance that led her to shift her mindset to embrace positivity and beauty in Zachary, her child with Autism, and to live a fulfilled life. In this second edition, she goes further in depth with various circumstances and encounters that you may face. She included questions and worksheets to coach you through your journey. Dr. "Ali" shares 10 things that mothers need to successfully move toward acceptance of autism. If you are going through the same thing right now and are doubting how you will be successful, parenting a child with autism, then this book is for you! If you are looking for answers, and actionable steps towards having a better relationship with your child, yourself and others, then you will connect within this book. You will be inspired, ignited and empowered by the stories of how Dr. Ali faces challenges head on. This book will serve as a breath of fresh air, a roadmap and a reminder that you are not alone. You and your au-mazing gift WILL be more than okay.
Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child's Place in the World
Author: William Stillman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
In this groundbreaking book, William Stillman, an expert and passionate advocate on behalf of those with autism, offers a commonsense guide for parenting children with autism. He tells how parents can appreciate their autistic children, and prevent them from being pathologized, over-medicated, and marginalized.
Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.
Connecting and Communicating with Children in the Autism Spectrum
Author: Robert Parish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"The voices here confirm what I've always suspected: everyone ispart of one large continuum, and the approaches and insightsrecounted here can help any parent, any educator, any person dealwith any child—or, for that matter, any otherperson—more effectively and with more compassion. I only wishI'd encountered earlier this cadre of experienced and caringindividuals whose humor and resourcefulness represent clearly howbest to love and nurture a child."—Cynthia Nitz Ris, J.D.,Ph.D., University of Cincinnati Through sensitive, sometimes humorous, experienced-based writingfrom teachers, clinicians, and parent activists in the AutismSpectrum Disorder (ASD) community, this book will help educatorsand others to better understand the world inhabited by ASDchildren. The stories contained in the book will inspire and informreaders who are working day-to-day with children in the autismspectrum, providing valuable insights into what makes these kidstick and useful information on how they communicate, learn, andsucceed. Robert Parish (Cincinnati, OH) is an award-winningjournalist with four nationally broadcast public TV documentariesabout Autism Spectrum Disorders to his credit, as well as more than100 digital video projects about ASD for the educationalmarket.
Telling your child about their autism diagnosis can be daunting. Will they be better off for knowing? What's the right way to tell them? Should you inform anyone else too? As a mother of two children on the spectrum, with over ten years' experience as a psychologist specialising in childhood autism, Raelene Dundon has all the tips you'll need. In this concise book, she sets out case studies, examples and resources that will equip you to make your own informed choices and help your whole family to live well with autism. Part One provides ways to tell children of different ages and development levels about their diagnosis, including photocopiable and downloadable worksheets designed to help diagnosed children understand autism, and gives advice on what to do if they react in a negative or unexpected way to the news. Part Two explores the pros and cons of sharing the diagnosis with others, including family, friends, school staff and your child's classmates, and guides you through what to do if others don't understand or accept the diagnosis.
Poetry of a Midlife Journey to Identity and Autism Acceptance
Author: Amy Alward
This book contains poetry, written as necessary therapy, when an undiagnosed woman on the autism spectrum suffered from autistic burnout, going from just functional to not functional. Grief, loss, burnout, and diagnosis led to a stream of identity crises and lifestyle adjustments. Quality of life and acceptance of self without denial about her autism became the focus of her redesigned life. These poems document and reveal her painful journey through the darkness and out the other side to a hopeful, authentic life.