For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial, and share their practical and original strategies.
Autism and Other Adventures
Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies.
A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs
This guide to autistic spectrum disorders comes from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and the problems it can cause. She offers advice on how to approach problems from the perspectives of autistic children, adolescents and adults, as well as parents and carers.
A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome
For five years, Echo Fling accompanied her son Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Aged ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. This is the book that Echo needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with AS.
Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour.
Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between
Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book is an essential survival guide to adolescence.
Practical Strategies and Worksheets for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This is a resource to help teachers and TAs effectively integrate students with special needs in the classroom. With photocopiable worksheets, creative ideas and teacher notes, Larkey presents effective ways of helping children with autism spectrum disorder improve their social skills, reading, writing and maths, play and general behaviour.
A Parents' Guide to Helping the Child with Asperger Syndrome
Every child's education relies on a partnership between parents, professionals and, of course, the child. This book gives parents of children with Asperger syndrome (AS) practical advice on how to make the most of this important partnership and work with schools to ensure their child's needs are being met.
A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze
Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS.Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them.
An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome
This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with AS and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to explore of their employment history, and identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths.
How to Help a Child with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism
As a young person with Asperger's Syndrome, Joshua Muggleton has been through his fair share of trials and tribulations: from friendships and social situations, to obsessions and sensory issues. Here he combines his personal experience into what it means to have AS with insights and practical advice to produce an invaluable guide for parents.
Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence
This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals.
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