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Inside An Autistic World

Author : Hilke Osika
ISBN : 9781906999513
Genre : Religion
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Many individuals with autism are highly intelligent and gifted, but some are effectively imprisoned in their bodies and unable to communicate verbally. However, developments in technology have enabled autistic people to transmit their thoughts directly. In this true account, three autistic people, two of them brothers, speak via the method of "facilitated communication," with the aid of a computer keypad. What is conveyed are not just everyday thoughts and experiences, but surprising and sometimes shattering spiritual and metaphysical perceptions. The conversations reveal remarkable clairvoyant gifts, such as the ability to read other people's thoughts, to see past lives, and to communicate with supernatural entities. The insights in this book provide an astonishing glimpse into the way some people with autism appear to experience the world, and how their experiences can enrich our own.
Category: Religion

Inside My Autistic World

Author : Travis Breeding
ISBN : 1794692681
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Come inside the mind and world of Travis. Travis lives with autism among many other things. Experience the world from the autistic perspective through his eyes. Learn about what it is like to go through puberty with autism. Learn how Travis escapes into his imagination to create a make-believe world to help him cope with autism, and learn about quality of life issues autistic people experience.This book will dive into the question of why we might see more aggression at puberty for someone with autism. Already feeling confused in a world they don't understand, autistic people experience physical changes in their body that lead to emotional changes they might not know how to handle. In this book Travis explains how those physical changes developed different emotions in him that he has difficulty processing. Learn how he is processing those emotions and understanding the changing body and mind as it went through puberty.Then learn how Travis escapes into his imagination to create a make-believe imaginary world that helps him feel more safe and comfortable living with autism. When Travis doesn't understand things he creates a make-believe world to help him cope. That make-believe world is one of the key factors in him still being alive today. He will start by explaining the basics of that make-believe world, how it functions, and how special interests come into play. Then he will move into more advanced issues with escaping into imagination to help him get through social scenarios each day. Next, he will explain how it is sometimes difficult to confuse escaping into imagination with psychosis that he experiences from mental illness.This book concludes with a chapter on what Travis thinks good quality of life would mean for him and autistic people. He is always interested in improving the quality of life people with autism experience. Travis gives his thoughts and ideas on what it might mean to lead a happy life for himself and others on the autism spectrum.
Category: Family & Relationships

Nathan S Journey

Author : Helen Barclay
ISBN : 0975541706
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Tells the true story of Nathan, a child diagnosed with autism, as he attends special programs for children with disabilities and succeeds in entering first grade and making friends.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Autism An Inside Out Approach

Author : Donna Williams
ISBN : 9781846429958
Genre : Psychology
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Donna Williams' challenging book, written by an autistic person for people with autism and related disorders, carers, and the professionals who work with them, is a practical handbook to understanding, living with and working with autism. Exploring autism from the inside, it shows clearly how the behaviours associated with autism can have a range of different causes, and in many cases reflect the autistic person's attempt to gain control over their internal world. The sensory and perceptual problems that challenge a person with autism are described in depth, together with strategies for tackling them so as to enable that person to take more control of their lives. Donna Williams comments on the various approaches to autism, drawing out those strategies that are of real use, and explaining why some approaches may prove counterproductive, leaving the autistic person feeling even more isolated and misunderstood. Taking the view that understanding autism is the key to managing the condition, Donna Williams' book will bring illumination to all those who have felt baffled and frustrated by the outside appearance of autism. It contains a wealth of helpful suggestions, insights and new ideas, exploding old myths and promoting a view that all those involved with autism will find empowering and creative.
Category: Psychology

Autism Is A World

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ISBN : OCLC:1181855529
Genre : Autism
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She is her own worst nightmare. When you meet Sue, she does not make eye contact. She does not offer to shake your hand. She may fixate on the buttons of your shirt, but cannot say your name. Sue Rubin has autism, a complicated disorder that causes her to act in many strange ways. For researchers, doctors, and psychologists, autism is mysterious and complex, its causes and cures still unknown. But this is not a film about experts or theories. In Autism is a World, Sue takes the audience on an extraordinary journey inside autism to explain what she feels and does. How she relates to others. What it has been like to go to college and run her own life. This is a view of autism as it has rarely been seen--from the inside out. As a child, Sue did not give her parents much hope. She hit herself. Pulled hair. Bit her own arms and hands. She could not speak. At age four, Sue's parents took her to UCLA to explore the possibility that she might have autistic tendencies. The answer was clear and quick: forget “tendencies,” Sue is severely autistic. As Sue interviews eminent Harvard researcher Margaret Bauman, we learn it is a disorder still barely understood. Until she was 13, most believed Sue to be retarded. Repeated tests put her IQ at 29“the level of a 2 year old.” Rita says that her hopes for Sue, then, were modestto keep her out of an institution, to educate her in special classes, to someday help her get a job “cleaning tables off or something like that that retarded people do.” But then, just before she was 13, Sues psychologist, Jackie, introduced her to “facilitated communication.” Jackie and Rita worked with Sue tirelessly and, slowly the person trapped inside her silent, strange behavior began to communicate and to emerge into the world an aware, intelligent young woman. When Sue was retested months later, the results were stunninga 133 IQ. Sue entered regular high school classes. Today, Sue is a junior at Whittier College with a history major. We see her in class, hear how hard it is to control her behaviours during the lecture, and find that she loves learning. We watch as she painstakingly and independently types her words. And, we meet Aishling, a friend since high school, and, for the last 7 years, part of Sues complicated network of support staff who make her life possible. Sue takes the audience through her daily lifethrough fun excursions to bet on the horses at Santa Anita, trips to the store to shop for groceries, and struggles to do what, f ...
Category: Autism

Inside An Autistic Child S Mind

Author : Blythe Grossberg
ISBN : 1976348935
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This book includes the drawings and writings of a creative 11-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. His work offers insight into the way an autistic child tries to make sense of the world and his shows the way he handles the world with humor, a quest for order, and, more often than not, confusion.

The World Of The Autistic Child

Author : Founder and Executive Director Bryna Siegel
ISBN : UCSC:32106013856700
Genre : History
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Written for concerned parents and professionals of autistic children, a straightforward and sympathetic guide guides readers through the thicket of symptoms and labels while considering the range of treatments. UP.
Category: History

The Brain The Mind And The Person Within

Author : Mark P. Cosgrove
ISBN : 9780825445262
Genre : Religion
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The brain, with its nearly one hundred billion neurons, is the most complex structure in the universe, and we are living in a period of revolutionary advancements in neuroscience. Yet scientists and skeptics often frame these findings in ways that challenge the Christian worldview. Many professionals and popularizers claim that human beings are their brains, and that all human behavior and experience are merely by-products of brain physiology. In The Brain, the Mind, and the Person Within, professor of psychology Mark Cosgrove not only explains what the brain is and what it does but also corrects common misinterpretations and demonstrates that what we know about the brain coheres with the teachings of Scripture. He contends that humans are unities of soul and body in which both the spiritual and the physical interact. From this perspective, he presents informative overviews of contemporary debates about the brain, including consciousness, free will, "God spots," personhood, and life after death. The better we understand the brain, the better we understand ourselves and our exquisite design that reflects the wisdom of the Creator. Thoughtful readers will find this to be a fascinating, accessible survey of this unique part of the body and the profound theological and technological issues surrounding it.
Category: Religion

Autism And Sensing

Author : Donna Williams
ISBN : 1853026123
Genre : Psychology
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Williams explains how the senses of autistic people work, suggesting they are 'stuck' at an early development stage common to everyone. She calls this the system of sensing, claiming that most people move to the system of interpretation which enables them to make sense of the world, but they lose various abilities which people with autism retain.
Category: Psychology

Autism In A Decentered World

Author : Alice Wexler
ISBN : 9781317594321
Genre : Education
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Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging common assumptions about the formation and structure of the autistic self and autism’s relationship to neurotypicality. Through several case studies in Part II, the book explores the ways in which artists diagnosed with autism have constructed their identities through participation within art communities and cultures, and how the concept of self as ‘story’ can be utilized to better understand the neurological differences between autism and typical cognition. This book will be of particular interest to researchers and scholars within the fields of Disability Studies, Art Education, and Art Therapy.
Category: Education

The Way I See It

Author : Temple Grandin
ISBN : 9781932565720
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Presents advice and tips on living with autism using articles published by the author to cover topics such as education, social development, and considerations for autistic adults.
Category: Family & Relationships

Inside The Life And Mind Of An Autistic Sufferer

Author : astronautboyforsure
ISBN : 9781543494433
Genre : Self-Help
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I’ve been to hell and back, I’ve dragged hell to it’s deepest darkest nightmares to the point of it saying your not welcome here. I don’t want you to pick this book up for the sake of it. I want you to pick it up and take it home with you only if you will pay attention. I didn’t bring up all of my traumas and nightmares for nothing. I have done so only to help people who have been and who currently are in the places and situations I’ve horribly found myself in. Welcome to my World of Autism, Welcome to my struggles with ADHD (Attention Deficit HyperActivity Disorder.) See how Bipolar affects me, look into the effects Depression and Anxiety have on the human mind. All of this might well seem like a lot, but really it’s not. But above all remember this was done to try and let people know that life is in fact a bitch of a struggle. Not only that, but to make people aware that you can get through life’s struggles in the very world we live in.
Category: Self-Help

Between Their World And Ours

Author : Karen Zelan
ISBN : 9781429982689
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Autism has reached epidemic proportions. The latest studies suggest that as many as one in 150 children ages ten and younger may be affected by autism---a total of 300,000 children in the United States alone. Adults included, there are more than a million people in the United States suffering from autistic disorders. Since autism has had a bleak prognosis, and since the isolation of autistic children is so painful to parents, Karen Zelan's accounts of her breakthroughs with autistic children in Between Their World and Ours present a particularly hopeful perspective. Zelan illustrates how diagnostic labels reflect the preconceptions and prejudices of the diagnostician, but reveal nothing about the unique person who carries the label and his potential as a human being. Describing nine of the forty-five autists with whom she has worked, Zelan documents how psychotherapy with autistic youth helps them to overcome their problems in communicating, playing, feeling, thinking, and interacting with people more companionably. Her riveting narratives, showing her growing understanding of her young patients, capture how it is to be autistic. She describes the ways these young people meet the challenges of being the way the are. Her work demonstrates how the social context in which autistic children find themselves can make a significant difference in their development, their self-esteem, and their ability to think through problems in living. Zelan, a gifted and intuitive psychotherapist, shows how the autist's sense of self emerges during childhood. She details how these autistic children's first friendships originate, the pitfalls and pleasures they experience in relating to their peers, their dreams, and their fears of social contact. These real-life stories reveal what worked with autistic children and why. Zelan offers prescriptive suggestions for parents and teachers based on her discoveries, demonstrating humane ways of dealing with the often troubling problems of autism and of closing the gap between their world and ours.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Positive Approach To Autism

Author : Stella Waterhouse
ISBN : 1853028088
Genre : Psychology
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In "A Positive Approach to Autism, " Waterhouse investigates the autistic perception on the world, and defines what autism is in terms of causes, symptoms and behaviors, including a thorough explanation of current theories on brain structure. As well as describing medical treatments, Waterhouse examines how the more distressing symptoms of autism can be dealt with through diet, homeopathy, play therapy, and other alternative treatments. This is a practical and sympathetic book, which should be read by all those whose children are diagnosed with autism.
Category: Psychology

Inside Glenlawn

Author : Billy Jenkins
ISBN : 9798619944907
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How does lack of knowledge of autism and neurodiversity ruin the life of a disabled Canadian now in his late 30s?Follow an alumni as he gives an account of his fellow neurodiverse classmate living through three tough years of abuse and misunderstanding at Glenlawn Collegiate. Gain an understanding of the autism spectrum and neurodiversity as you watch a Winnipeg boy grasp onto hope that he will one day be accepted and respected for who he is.After signing up for drama, dance, and art, Dennis Friesen decided to mind his business after embarrasing himself in every creative act he attempted. But he had no way of coping with the daily bullying he recieved. He tried everything from religion to counselling and finally found a gang of hip-hop enthusiasts to help him build a reputation.According to Billy Jenkins, the signs to Friesen's autism were very apparent. But back then, there was very little knowledge of the autism spectrum, neurodiversity, or Asperger's Syndrome. Join Jenkins as he recounts the events that lead to a shocking dissappearance that happened to Friesen. Learn about how Friesen could have saved years of pain, PTSD, loss, aimlessness, and depression. Inside Glenlawn tells an anonymous true story of tenacity in a world where the abnormal will never fit in a normal society. Join Jenkins as he educates his readers while sharing the need for the existance of autism and neurodivere acceptance in an ableist world.

From The Inside Out

Author : Mary Nixon Hahn
ISBN : 9798678399762
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Mary Hahn, a wife and mother of three sons who are all on the autism spectrum, knows what it is like to struggle, to belong, to find purpose, and to find her place both in the workplace and in our world.She knows how downright painful it can be for someone on the autism spectrum to maintain eye contact, to effectively control emotions, and to communicate proficiently.Pulling strength from her family, her faith, and deep within her soul, she has completely turned her life around. Once too shy to introduce herself during an orientation and look her colleagues in the eye, Mary now speaks on diversity and inclusive work spaces, founded a non-profit called Ausome Angels Awareness and Inclusion where she serves as CEO, and became a leader for her local Walmart team.She is a strong, powerful, comforting and compassionate voice for the autism community. She has truly healed from the inside out, and wants to show others how they can do the same.This is Mary's story.***********************************"Mary Hahn's story moved me both as an advocate and also as a mother. So much of what she vulnerably shares echoes sentiments that my own son with autism has expressed. I am so proud of Mary for being an amplified autistic voice whose experiences and message will change this world, perhaps making the workplace more inclusive and accepting." Catherine Hughes, bestselling author, blogger, coach, editor, speaker, and trainer, The Caffeinated Advocate"This book is a must-read for everyone in human resources and organizational leadership. Mary's inside view opens our eyes to see where change is needed in our companies. Advocates, caregivers, and individuals on the autism spectrum will appreciate how Mary's experiences validate those of so many others. Her story encourages, inspires, and challenges us all to be more intentional in creating inclusive communities." Chou Hallegra, MA, author, speaker, coach, diversity and inclusion consultant.

The Mind Tree

Author : Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
ISBN : 1559706996
Genre : Psychology
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A collection of autobiographical prose and poetry by a virtually nonverbal child with autism shares his diagnosis at the age of three, his mother's efforts to teach him how to write, and his philosophical perspectives on the experiences of living in an autistic mind and body. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Psychology

Autistic Thinking This Is The Title

Author : Peter Vermeulen
ISBN : 1853029955
Genre : Education
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To understand the ways people with autism think, Peter Vermeulen argues, we need to try to get inside their world. The latest scientific thinking is clearly explained, and illustrated by numerous personal accounts. This introductory book offers the reader a real window into the autistic mind and the very individual way in which it processes information. Honest and accessible, this book will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of an autistic child.
Category: Education

Autism And The Edges Of The Known World

Author : Olga Bogdashina
ISBN : 0857002392
Genre : Psychology
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In this intelligent and incisive book, Olga Bogdashina explores old and new theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. Examining the 'whys' and 'hows' of the senses, and the role of language, Olga Bogdashina challenges common perceptions of what it means to be 'normal' and 'abnormal'. In doing so she shows that autism can help to illuminate our understanding of what it means to be human, and of how we develop faculties that shape our cognition, language, and behaviour. In the final chapter, she explores phenomena often associated with the paranormal - including premonitions, telepathy and déjà vu - and shows that these can largely be explained in natural terms. This book will appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including students and researchers, clinical practitioners, individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, speech and occupational therapists, and other professionals.
Category: Psychology

Autism And The Myth Of The Person Alone

Author : Douglas Biklen
ISBN : 0814799272
Genre : Psychology
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The prevailing view of autism and disability is redefined in this beautifully written book.
Category: Psychology