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Girls Growing Up On The Autism Spectrum

Author : Shana Nichols
ISBN : 1846428858
Genre : Psychology
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'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.
Category: Psychology

A Regular Guy

Author : Laura Shumaker
ISBN : 9780980183603
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tells the story of Matthew, an autistic boy, through his mother's eyes, including how his behavior can bring out the best and worst in people and the ways in which he inspires others with his desire to be a "regular guy."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Growing Up On The Spectrum

Author : Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781101016534
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The first comprehensive guide to helping teens with autism—from the acclaimed authors of Overcoming Autism With an estimated half a million Americans under twenty-six on the autism spectrum, this book offers the reassurance, solace, and practical solutions that so many people are searching for. Following up on their work in Overcoming Autism, which offered advice for teaching young children on the spectrum, Lynn Koegel and Claire LaZebnik now present strategies for working with teens and young adults living with this complex condition. Addressing universal parental concerns, from first crushes and a changing body to how to succeed in college and beyond, Growing Up on the Spectrum is a beacon of hope and wisdom for parents, therapists, and educators alike.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Girl Like Tilly

Author : Helen Bates
ISBN : 9781784504311
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Tilly is a bit of a puzzle. She's struggling at school, she really doesn't like surprises, she isn't sure if she's a girl or a boy, and she just doesn't want to make new friends. Why is it such hard work to try and understand people, or for them to understand her? This poignant story maps the entire childhood of a bright young girl with autism. Growing up undiagnosed, she finds life increasingly difficult and confusing. Unable to communicate her thoughts and feelings, she retreats further into her own world while her family grows evermore perplexed and concerned. When a psychologist finally explains what makes her special, they can stop focusing on the problems and start to navigate a new way forward for Tilly. With vividly expressive illustrations and minimal words, this story is a valuable and accessible tool for helping children aged 7-13 and their families understand female autism, and will also be immensely helpful to readers interested in understanding better how autism manifests in girls. Honest, positive, and ultimately hopeful, it is inspired by the real childhood of Helen Bates's daughter Rachel, who also writes about her experiences on her blog www.agirlliketilly.com.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Growing Up With Autism

Author : Robin L. Gabriels
ISBN : 9781609181475
Genre : Psychology
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Individuals with autism and their caregivers face unique challenges in later childhood and adolescence. This volume translates research on the needs of this population into practical recommendations for clinicians and educators. The book features vivid case examples and an in-depth, reproducible assessment form. Accessible guidance and hands-on suggestions are provided for supporting positive behavior, communication, and social skills; managing issues related to mental and physical health and sexuality; helping families access services and navigate the legal system; and optimizing the educational and transition planning process.
Category: Psychology

Six Word Lessons On Growing Up Autistic

Author : Trevor Pacelli
ISBN : 1933750294
Genre : Family & Relationships
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" ... 100 short, practical tips to help understand the autistic person in your life, told through insightful personal experiences by someone who has grown up autistic" --P. 3.
Category: Family & Relationships

Spectrum Women Autism And Parenting

Author : Renata Jurkevythz
ISBN : 9781787752955
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book looks at what it feels like to be an autistic parent, offering valuable insights, knowledge and wisdom on parenting autistic and non-autistic children. Three mothers reflect on their experiences of growing up as undiagnosed autistics, venturing into and embracing motherhood, and connecting with their children in a unique and powerful way. They offer advice on overcoming the challenges of parenting when you are autistic, such as socialising with other parents or sensory issues that come with excessive touch. Reflecting on their own experiences, they also emphasize the positives of being an autistic parent to an autistic child, such as understanding of why their child is struggling or the open-mindedness that can come from not being constrained by societal norms. They also explain how out-of-the-box thinking leads to creative parenting of non-autistic children, forming strong and loving bonds. Full of wit and warm advice, this book empowers autistic parents and reassures them that autism is a strength in raising their children with love, knowledge and experience, while also giving non-autistic parents and professionals a fresh perspective on helping autistic children to thrive.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Growing Up Guide For Girls

Author : Davida Hartman
ISBN : 9781784500382
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy time when bodies change, emotions are high and peers are developing at different paces. Using simple, literal language and delightful colour illustrations, this book explains the facts about body changes such as growing hair in new places, periods, wearing a bra and keeping spots away! It gives cool tips on what makes a real friend, what it means to have a crush on somebody, and how to stay safe online. Most importantly, it explains that every body is beautiful and unique and encourages young girls with autism to celebrate difference! Perfect preparation for the teenage years for girls aged 9-14.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fly Me To The Autistic Mind My Memoir Of Growing Up With Autism

Author : Tom Brooks
ISBN : 170823828X
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My goal with this book is to help those who are just being diagnosed to understand they are not alone in being on this vast spectrum.I also hope to help families and teachers in better understanding this spectrum. A lot has changed from the historic approaches of what to do and how to react.So to answer the question of what does autism mean to me, I would like to say this: Autism to me means a unique take on the world. It is one journey at a time with observing the world to see all that the world has to share with you. There should always be room in your mind to always accommodate new knowledge and to gain insight from what you are seeing.Each day I find myself making room for more knowledge in my mind. I seek out more insight to ponder the meaning of what I have seen. There is always room in my heart to make more love available to my family and friends.* * *Tom Brooks is an author from Reading Massachusetts - a small town north of Boston. He has Asperger's. Asperger's is a high functioning form on the autism spectrum.Each day he discovers new strengths of what it means to show that people with autism can live fulfilling lives.His first book series The Normal Citizen Trilogy was published in 2016. The books in this series are: Normal Citizen The Fight For Justice, Normal Citizen II Into The Lion's Den, and Normal Citizen III The Origins Of The Soldier.His journey with autism was what inspired this book to be written.
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The Growing Up Book For Boys

Author : Davida Hartman
ISBN : 1849055750
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This growing up guide for boys is full of facts, tips and colour illustrations explaining puberty, body image, hygiene, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for boys with autism aged 9 to 14.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Growing Up Severely Autistic

Author : Kate Rankin
ISBN : 1853028916
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gabriel is a teenager who is severely autistic: he is completely unsocialized, is incontinent and is unable to speak. In this book his mother, with great honesty, describes what it is like to bring up an autistic child who requires constant care and exhibits challenging behaviour.Written partly in diary form, Growing Up Severely Autistic covers the minutiae of daily life with vivid immediacy, from preventing Gabriel eating the goldfish, to helping him through his grief on the death of his father. Gabriel's life and relationships with his family are traced from early childhood, through his school days to his entry into residential care at the age of 17. With affection and humour, Kate Rankin has written a personal and intimate study of someone who is very different from those around him, and who cannot himself articulate his experiences.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Successful Social Storiestm For Young Children With Autism

Author : Siobhan Timmins
ISBN : 9781784503765
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Social StoriesTM are acknowledged as a very successful way of teaching concepts and social understanding to children with autism spectrum disorders, but considerable skill is needed to write the most effective story. This clear and engaging book introduces ways of thinking about the issues your child finds difficult, and includes 32 stories created by Dr Siobhan Timmins for her son during his early years, with helpful explanations of how she did it, and what the underlying thinking was behind each set of stories. She explains how the stories build upon each other to help the child to understand further, more complex topics, and how to see the connections so that you can best help your child. From basic skills such as learning to listen, wait and share, to common fears, this book takes the mystery out of creating effective Social StoriesTM and amply demonstrates how to put together a cohesive set of stories which your child can understand and relate to.
Category: Family & Relationships

Awesome And Autistic

Author : Valerie Cullari
ISBN : 1732724199
Genre :
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Why would this book mean anything to you? Because, believe it or not, you are part of our journey, too! Autism has so many different levels and spectrums of color-Rocco is currently in the place where he's unable to speak, yet he exudes joy and happiness in all he does. That's he communicates, through his laughter and eyes. His journey is not always easy, but always worth it. All we ask for is acceptance. Each of us are different, Autistic or not. We'll see you in the aisles or on the swings, oh this world, the magic it brings!#AUTISMAWARENESS #AUTISMACCEPTANCE #ROCCOSJOURNEY
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The Game Of My Life

Author : Jason "J-Mac" McElwain
ISBN : 9781101212103
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now in paperback: ?An impressive achievement...Not likely to be forgotten anytime soon.?(Washington Times) Here is the riveting true story of Jason McElwain? better known as ?J-Mac??the autistic student who made headlines when he scored twenty points, including a school record six three-pointers, for his high school basketball team in 2006. Including the revealing perspectives of J-Mac?s family and coach, this is McElwain?s inspiring account of the challenges of growing up autistic?not only for himself, but for his family. It?s also the tale of his unlikely star turn, the difference it made in his journey through life?and all the heartbreaking and heart-lifting stops along the way.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Growing Up Green Baby And Child Care

Author : Deirdre Imus
ISBN : 9781416564720
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The essential, parent-friendly guide to raising a healthy child in our increasingly toxic environment. The second volume in the New York Times bestselling Green This! series, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care is a complete guide to raising healthy kids. Environmental activist and children's advocate Deirdre Imus addresses specific issues faced by children in every age group -- from infants to adolescents and beyond. With a focus on preventing rather than treating childhood illnesses, Deirdre concentrates on educating and empowering parents with information such as: • How to make sure your child is vaccinated safely • Which plastic bottles and toys are least toxic • How to lobby for safer school environments and support children's environmental health studies • Advice from leading "green" pediatricians and nationally recognized doctors such as Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. Chock-full of research and advice, Growing Up Green makes it easy for you to introduce your child to the "living green" way of life.
Category: Health & Fitness

The World Of The Autistic Child

Author : Bryna Siegel
ISBN : 0195119177
Genre : Psychology
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Presents guidance for parents of autistic children on understanding an autism diagnosis and deciding on the best course of action for treating and caring for a child with autism or PDD (pervasive developmental disorder).
Category: Psychology

Assessment Of Childhood Disorders Fourth Edition

Author : Eric J. Mash
ISBN : 9781606236536
Genre : Psychology
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This leading text and clinical guide offers best-practice recommendations for assessing a comprehensive array of child and adolescent mental health problems and health risks. Prominent authorities present evidence-based approaches that can be used in planning, implementing, and evaluating real-world clinical services. Coverage encompasses behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and adolescent problems. The volume emphasizes the need to evaluate clients' strengths as well as their deficits, and to take into account the developmental, biological, familial, and cultural contexts of problem behavior.
Category: Psychology

Living With Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author : Elizabeth Attfield
ISBN : 9781847878533
Genre : Education
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'The layout and presentation of the material are very "user friendly" and the book is, therefore, easy to read. Those with less direct experience of living or working with children who are autistic, including teachers and learning support assistants, who require some help in appreciating the complex range of behaviours and responses such children present, will find this little book illuminating' - Support for Learning "This is a really practical tool........ the structure of the book is clear and uncomplicated for the reader to access. This book is based on a wealth of experience of working closely both with individuals with Autism and their families. It will be a revelation to professionals interested in this area and a comfort to carers who live the experience. Most importantly, it reminds us of the barriers to positive parent/professional partnership and challenges us to build supportive bridges to effective intervention for the individual with Autism. Autism NI (PAPA) was created out of such a dynamic approach and therefore welcomes this significant commentary on this critical issue." By giving a concise account of what life may be like following the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the family, this book examines service provision at different stages, and provides information for parents, carers and practitioners' - Arlene Cassidy, Chief Executive, Autism NI Parents want support and advice during and after a diagnosis of ASDs, and professionals want to be able to give the right answers. This book will meet the needs of both. Issues dealt with include: " how to help the family " how to help brothers and sisters " preparing children with ASDs for the world outside " keeping expectations high " how to work together with schools and other agencies " finding community links 'In my view it would be a good read for relatives, friends and teachers in training to enable them to understand many of the issues associated with children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It points up the various facets of having and living with a child with autism - as far as possible from a positive point of view. The authors, from their obvious extensive experience, have identified many problems and circumstances that parents/carers are likely to meet and that can be tackled in a wide variety of ways. The book is designed to raise these for consideration - and this it does well' - Support for Learning, Volume 22, Number 2
Category: Education

Expect A Miracle

Author : David Petrovic
ISBN : 1942197497
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Powerful and motivating, this story inspires you to do whatever you can to live the life you want- no matter what others expect or think. Told from the unique separate viewpoints of a young man with high-functioning autism (David), and his mother (Sandy), you will be pulled into this story and filled with admiration and respect for both individuals. Reading from Sandy's perspective- the love, determination, pain, protectiveness, and anticipation can be felt through the pages as you are transported along with her as she watches David grow up. Sandy perhaps gives her son the best gift that a parent can give- her belief in him and his ability to succeed. Nothing deters Sandy from her mission: to provide David with whatever he needs to have a fulfilling life, the same thing every parent wants for their own child. She does everything in her power to help David fly alone- and fly he does! David's perspective brings us into the heart of his deepest feelings: fears about fitting in, becoming his own person, and growing up and embracing the important things in life. Extremely relatable, his voice feels like a familiar companion to your own innermost thoughts and sentiments. David will struggle, fail, and try again as many times as it takes for him to accomplish his dreams. David's openness about his failures is humbling. His perseverance is inspirational. And his easy-going and forgiving personality will encourage the understanding and acceptance of others' differences. An amazing person, it's impossible not to connect with and root for David as you follow him along his journeys through life. Filled with important tips and lessons learned, this book guides the reader through every challenge and solution found along the way. Expect A Miracle will be cherished by anyone who is on the autism spectrum, their family and friends, as well as anyone who feels alone, misunderstood, or is looking for the courage to live a life of their own making. In addition, beyond their training, educators, and professionals working with clients on the autism spectrum will find Sandy and David's personal insights invaluable in understanding how to meet their challenges. Employers and coworkers will likewise appreciate this guiding information and compelling story.
Category: Family & Relationships

Twirling Naked In The Streets And No One Noticed

Author : Jeannie Davide-Rivera
ISBN : 0615801439
Genre : Asperger's syndrome
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Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around her knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism. This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche. It took 38 years to discover that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism. The tale begins at age three and takes us all the way through her diagnosis. Along the way she explains autism in a way that will have fellow "Aspies" crying tears of joy at being understood, and "neuro-typical" people really starting to grasp the challenges that autistic people face every moment of every day.
Category: Asperger's syndrome