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Walker Finds A Way

Author : Robert Hughes
ISBN : 9781784502539
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Most people would describe Walker Hughes as warm, enthusiastic and charismatic - even if he doesn't say very much. But after several happy years living in a group home, Walker descended into a deep unhappiness, and his parents were told that their son with low-functioning autism was 'unmanageable' and a danger to others. Where did it all go wrong? From the author of Running with Walker, this witty and touching memoir tells a story of crisis and recovery of a young man with low-functioning autism. Battling miscommunication, misinterpreted behaviour and a lack of appropriate services, Walker and his parents' resilience shines through, providing a much-needed portrayal about what life is like for adults with low-functioning autism, and how we can understand the complex personalities of people with communication difficulties.
Category: Family & Relationships

Running With Walker

Author : Robert Hughes
ISBN : 1843107554
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Annotation A deeply personal account of raising a child with low functioning autismBeautifully written by a respected journalist and teacherOffers hands-on advice to parents in an entertaining and easy-to-read manner.
Category: Family & Relationships

Political Tribes

Author : Amy Chua
ISBN : 9780399562853
Genre : Political Science
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Includes bibliographic references and index
Category: Political Science

Running On Dreams

Author : Herb Heiman
ISBN : 1931282285
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Teen coming of age story that deals with the particular challenges facing young people with autism as well as the normal teenage benchmarks--like the first date, fitting in, popularity, dealing with parental expectations, etc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

Author : Mark Haddon
ISBN : 9780307371560
Genre : Fiction
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
Category: Fiction

Loud Hands

Author : Julia Bascom
ISBN : 1938800028
Genre : Autism
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Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking is a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people. Spanning from the dawn of the Neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking catalogues the experiences and ethos of the Autistic community and preserves both diverse personal experiences and the community's foundational documents together side by side.
Category: Autism

The Future Of The Catholic Church With Pope Francis

Author : Garry Wills
ISBN : 9780143107897
Genre : Change
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Prizewinning historian Garry Wills argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with unwanted consequences, more often with good. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious change that have taken place (or is taking place) within the last century. As Wills contends, it is only by examining the history of the Church that we can understand Pope Francis's and the Church's challenges.
Category: Change

M Is For Autism

Author : The Students of Limpsfield Grange School
ISBN : 9781784501983
Genre : Education
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M. That's what I'd like you to call me please. I'll tell you why later. Welcome to M's world. It's tipsy-turvy, sweet and sour, and the beast of anxiety lurks outside classrooms ready to pounce. M just wants to be like other teenagers her age who always know what to say and what to do. So why does it feel like she lives on a different plane of existence to everyone else? Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder with communication and interaction difficulties, M is for Autism draws on real life experiences to create a heartfelt and humorous novel that captures the highs and lows of being different in a world of normal.
Category: Education

The Real Experts

Author : Michelle Sutton
ISBN : 0986183563
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Listening to the insights and experiences shared by autistic bloggers has helped Michelle Sutton to help her two autistic children to thrive. Now, Michelle has collected writings from a dozen autistic authors. The result is an extraordinary resource for families with autistic children, and also for educators, therapists, and other professionals.
Category: Family & Relationships

Blazing My Trail

Author : Rachel Batya Cohen-Rottenberg
ISBN : 9780984138821
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Blazing My Trail is the sequel to The Uncharted Path: My Journey with Late-Diagnosed Autism, Ms. Cohen-Rottenberg's moving memoir about her childhood on the autism spectrum and her life after diagnosis as an adult. In this latest work, the author chronicles her process of creatively adapting to life with a disability, advocating for full inclusion, and reclaiming her independence, her power, and her engagement with the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography