What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew

"What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew" is the book that many of us wish our parents would have had access to when we were growing up.

What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew

"What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew" is the book that many of us wish our parents would have had access to when we were growing up. In this first book release from the Autism Women's Network, the autistic contributors write with honesty and generosity about the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic girls.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminare the minds and hearts of children with autism.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminare the minds and hearts of children with autism.

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child "can do it.

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

The author's first book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, was a shot heard throughout the worldwide autism community, branded by readers as "required reading for all social service workers, teachers and relatives of children with autism." Now, for the teacher in all of us comes this second work. The unique perspective of a child's voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions, shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways. This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child "can do it." It is the game plan every educator, parent, or family member needs to make the most of every "teaching moment" in the life of these children we love. -- From publisher.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know about the Pre-teen and Teenage
Years Shana Nichols, Gina Marie Moravcik, ... (Mother of a 12-year-old girl with
PDD-NOS) “The talk”: teaching your daughter about her ASD I wish my parents
hadn't hid my diagnosis from me. I wish ... I wish my parents knew that they weren
't protecting me by hiding that facet of my identity from everyone, and I wish that
the ...

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences and suggestions from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a comprehensive text for parents, teachers and professionals working with families and their daughters with ASDs.

First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

Parents need to address the issue immediately, by understanding why exactly
their child is not passing tests. ... a lot of these views already, but most importantly
I wish parents knew that all children are capable of contributing to the world in
their adulthood, ... What I Wish Parents, Students, and Everyone Else Would
Know 127.

First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

College students with autism can face many difficulties during the transition from high school to further education and beyond. Highlighting the various everyday issues that may arise, this book shares practical advice for supporting students on the autism spectrum and helping them to succeed not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. From supporting students with their relationships, to dealing with anxiety and managing independent living, this book covers a breadth of topics. It considers the impact of teaching expectations in higher learning on general adult life, and how to counsel students with autism on academic issues. The author also examines his many years of experience as a community college counselor, sharing the mistakes he has made and the lessons learned, to outline what makes a good counselor and how to take specific steps to ensure success for students with autism in all aspects of college life.

The Autism Trail Guide

"Ellen offers advice on concrete issues such as math homework, video games, and tricky behaviour, and also tackles the more abstract concepts of parenting: trusting parental instincts, when to take risks, how to hang on, and when to let go.

The Autism Trail Guide

"Ellen offers advice on concrete issues such as math homework, video games, and tricky behaviour, and also tackles the more abstract concepts of parenting: trusting parental instincts, when to take risks, how to hang on, and when to let go." -- Back cover.

Between Their World and Ours

feel that way, that their parents had behaved toward them in such a way as to
cause them to be dysfunctional and unhappy. I think ... It's rather that, for some,
they wish their children were not autistic. ... The child's autism does precede the
parent's reaction. ... Every autist I knew forged a distinctive relationship with me,
and as I became acquainted with each one, I almost forgot their ominous
diagnoses and ...

Between Their World and Ours

Autism has reached epidemic proportions. The latest studies suggest that as many as one in 150 children ages ten and younger may be affected by autism---a total of 300,000 children in the United States alone. Adults included, there are more than a million people in the United States suffering from autistic disorders. Since autism has had a bleak prognosis, and since the isolation of autistic children is so painful to parents, Karen Zelan's accounts of her breakthroughs with autistic children in Between Their World and Ours present a particularly hopeful perspective. Zelan illustrates how diagnostic labels reflect the preconceptions and prejudices of the diagnostician, but reveal nothing about the unique person who carries the label and his potential as a human being. Describing nine of the forty-five autists with whom she has worked, Zelan documents how psychotherapy with autistic youth helps them to overcome their problems in communicating, playing, feeling, thinking, and interacting with people more companionably. Her riveting narratives, showing her growing understanding of her young patients, capture how it is to be autistic. She describes the ways these young people meet the challenges of being the way the are. Her work demonstrates how the social context in which autistic children find themselves can make a significant difference in their development, their self-esteem, and their ability to think through problems in living. Zelan, a gifted and intuitive psychotherapist, shows how the autist's sense of self emerges during childhood. She details how these autistic children's first friendships originate, the pitfalls and pleasures they experience in relating to their peers, their dreams, and their fears of social contact. These real-life stories reveal what worked with autistic children and why. Zelan offers prescriptive suggestions for parents and teachers based on her discoveries, demonstrating humane ways of dealing with the often troubling problems of autism and of closing the gap between their world and ours.

The Long Ride Home

The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life Rupert
Isaacson ... Siblings needed to be there: they knew their autistic brother or sister
better than anyone, and could act as consultants for us, telling us what certain
signals ... Now, at New Trails, the siblings found their own wishes being fulfilled
precisely because of, rather than in spite of, their brother or sister's autism. ... And
the parents could finally relax, be in a place where everyone understood, no one
judged.

The Long Ride Home

Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Raising a Child with Autism

When scheduling is not possible, giving a child warning that an activity is about to
end will help make the transition ... Two minutes before Sally had to leave the
house to go to the park, her mother rang a bell. ... A child who knows how to say '
no' will be less likely to tantrum or cause a commotion when he is expected to
engage in ... Giving her the vocabulary to say 'I don't want to be here,' or 'I don't
want to do this,' does not mean that her wish will be granted each time it is
requested, ...

Raising a Child with Autism

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and at school.