UNLOCKED A FAMILY EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS OF AUTISM

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Unlocked

Author : Susan Levin
ISBN : 9781632208040
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A Poignant and Inspiring Story of a Family Whose Child Emerges from Autism. Unlocked begins with a vivid depiction of the author’s life with her autistic son, Ben. Feelings of isolation, self-hate, and even moments of hatred toward her own child in response to his behaviors, as well as the impact on her marriage and younger daughter, impel her to seek solutions for his condition. Through years of trial and error, Susan eventually discovers methods that bring about radical improvement in Ben. The story, however, is not just about Ben, but also addresses Susan’s own spiritual and psychological struggles—and ultimate transformation—as she and her husband watch Ben go in and out of autism. Through years of intermittent progress and frustrating “steps backwards,” Susan learns that loving Ben means embracing him as he is, day by day, rather than waiting to love him fully “one day when he is cured.” Told largely through anecdote, Unlocked is, by turns, heart-wrenching and joyful, hopeful and doubt-laden. As we follow young Ben’s exploits into a new social world, our own hearts break as he stumbles, but finally soar as he achieves his dream: genuine, caring, and reciprocal relationships with his peers. In the end, Unlocked is a story about family, commitment, and the power of embracing, nonjudgmental love.
Category: Health & Fitness

All I Can Handle I M No Mother Teresa

Author : Kim Stagliano
ISBN : 9781616084592
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 73.76 MB
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Stagliano reveals how one woman raises three daughters with autism, loses one at Disney World, stays married, has sex, bakes gluten-free, goes broke, and keeps her sense of humor.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Strange Son

Author : Portia Iversen
ISBN : 1101217510
Genre : Family & Relationships
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
Category: Family & Relationships

Almost Autism

Author : Maria Rickert Hong
ISBN : 0990904105
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 31.6 MB
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Learn what causes sensory processing disorder, and how you can recover your child from it.
Category: Health & Fitness

Sandtray Play And Storymaking

Author : Sheila Dorothy Smith
ISBN : 9781849052054
Genre : Education
File Size : 77.5 MB
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Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup.
Category: Education

War On Autism

Author : Anne McGuire
ISBN : 9780472053124
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 29.10 MB
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War on Autism examines autism as a historically specific and powerladen cultural phenomenon that has much to teach about the social organization of a neoliberal western modernity. Bringing together a variety of interpretive theoretical perspectives including critical disability studies, queer and critical race theory, and cultural studies, the book analyzes the social significance and productive effects of contemporary discourses of autism as these are produced and circulated in the field of autism advocacy. Anne McGuire discusses how in the field of autism advocacy, autism often appears as an abbreviation, its multiple meanings distilled to various “red flag” warnings in awareness campaigns, bulleted biomedical ”facts” in information pamphlets, or worrisome statistics in policy reports. She analyzes the relationships between these fragmentary enactments of autism and traces their continuities to reveal an underlying, powerful, and ubiquitous logic of violence that casts autism as a pathological threat that advocacy must work to eliminate. Such logic, McGuire contends, functions to delimit the role of the “good” autism advocate to one who is positioned “against” autism.
Category: Family & Relationships

Son Rise

Author : Barry Neil Kaufman
ISBN : 9781932073447
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In 1979, the classic bestseller Son Rise was made into an award-winning NBC television special, which has been viewed by 300 million people worldwide. Now, Son Rise: The Miracle Continues presents not only the expanded and updated journal of Barry and Samahria Kaufman's successful effort to reach their "unreachable" child but goes beyond to include a sensitive portrayal of how that singular event has become a worldwide phenomenon. When their son Raun was a year old, he began to withdraw from human contact. Diagnosed as autistic, Raun tested with an I.Q. of under 30. Experts offered no hope and advised institutionalizing him. Barry and Samahria refused to accept this prognosis. For several years they worked with Raun in a program of their own design, based on unconditional love and acceptance. By age three and a half, Raun was functioning above his age level — a bright and curious little person. The story of the Kaufmans' experience to this point makes up Part I of Son Rise: The Miracle Continues. Part II continues Raun's story and describes the intervening years as the Kaufmans offered hope and healing to thousands of families with special-needs children. At age twenty, Raun attended a top university, and displayed a near-genius I.Q. Today, he shows no trace of his former condition. Part III of the book highlights the moving stories of five families who, guided by the Kaufmans and the Son-Rise Program, have created "rebirths" for their own special children.
Category: Family & Relationships

A History Of Autism

Author : Adam Feinstein
ISBN : 9781444351675
Genre : Psychology
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This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition
Category: Psychology

Dibs In Search Of Self

Author : Virginia Mae Axline
ISBN : 9780345339256
Genre : Medical
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Account of a deeply disturbed five-year-old's attempt to find his identity and of his emergence from psychotherapy as a whole human being
Category: Medical