Stand Up for Autism
144 pages, 6 3/20 x 8 4/25
Paperback
Release Date:01 Jun 2010
ISBN:9781849050999
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Stand Up for Autism

A Boy, a Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
When we tell someone that our child is autistic, the most common
response is a sad face and an apologetic look. I hate it when people
say "I'm sorry to hear that".

Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough at the best
of times, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and
laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around
them. In this warm, honest and laugh-out-loud tale of bringing up
Bobby, now ten, Georgina Derbyshire shares and rejoices in his
'slightly different' childhood.

As she outlines momentous events in Bobby's life, from the day
he decided he was a dog (continuing life as a canine for a year
afterwards), to the time he catapulted an innocent shopper into a
mountain of strawberries, Georgina repeatedly challenges the perception
of autism as an affliction, maintaining that neurotypical people often
make far less sense. Through her light-hearted and hilarious
storytelling, she reveals how social codes and psychological games make
the neurotypical world a very confusing place to live in, more so than
ever if you happen to be a young boy with a passion for rocks, tape
measures and trains.

This book is a must for anybody involved in the upbringing of an
autistic child, whether they are in search of a little comfort,
companionship, light relief - or all three.

This book is a must for anybody involved in the upbringing of an
autistic child, whether they are in search of a little comfort,
companionship, light relief - or all three.

RELATED TOPICS: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Georgina Derbyshire lives with her ten-year-old
son, Bobby, on the outskirts of a small town in Derbyshire, UK.
Preface.

Introduction - Why Have I Written This Book?

1. This is Bobby.

2. Barking at Parents and Toddlers.

3. Tape Measures, Sticks and Stealing Rocks.

4. Trolley Wars and Battles with Fruit.

5. Holiday Horrors and Disastrous Days Out.

6. Sleeping is Not an Option.

7. The 'A' Word is Not Autism.
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