Behind The Locked Door

Author: Paul Louden
ISBN: 9780998255002
Size: 68.37 MB
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Do you have any idea what it's like to be a person with autism in 2017? If the answer is no, then you're not alone. Most people have no idea what it feels like to be autistic. In fact, parents, siblings, high school teachers and college professors all admit to an amazing lack of understanding about autism and communication with people on the spectrum. Some may have had difficulties understanding a non-verbal child with autism. Others may have a brother with whom they wish communication would be more fulfilling. And in the classroom or the workplace, some might encounter students or employees who need accommodations to get their work done. Behind The Locked Door is a guide to understanding autism. And it will help readers more effectively communicate with people on the spectrum. Written for parents, educators, employers and for people eager to learn more about autism and disabilities, this book gives readers: - Practical insights into handling challenging communications barriers with people on the spectrum. - Insight into difficulties in life for people on the spectrum, including hygiene, social situations, speaking, motivation, trouble at school and work, and more. - Actionable steps for enjoying more successful relationships with people who have autism. - Behavioral techniques used by parents to help their children on the spectrum live a better life. Paul Louden has spent his entire life preparing to let the public inside the mind of a person with autism. Paul is a public speaker, radio show host, autism advocate and a 34-year-old man with autism. He works tirelessly to help educators, employers and parents better the lives of people with autism.

Space Of Love

Author: Gayle Nobel
Publisher: Nite Owl Books
ISBN: 0983970297
Size: 77.34 MB
Format: PDF
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For people caught up in emotionally difficult situations: If you feel like you have reached the end of your rope and have run out of solutions Space of Love offers an energizing lifeline and a brand new perspective on how to approach many personal concerns. This book centers the reader. It offers hope and inspiration. Anytime a person needs an emotional pick-me-up, it provides a soothing surge of self empowerment. Like healing meditation, you'll find yourself wanting to read this book again and again. The author posits: What if the stress and strain you feel is not coming from the challenges or the obstacles in your life, condition of autism, or your child's or another loved one's behavior? The answer to that question—a profound understanding of the human experience—is the gift of Space of Love. This highly acclaimed book is based on Gayle Nobel's 34 years of coping with the challenges of raising an autistic son combined with her more recent insights as a transformative life coach. Through deeply honest, inspiring personal stories and insightful poetry, Gayle takes the reader on an amazing journey as she explores the power of thought, resilience, wisdom, innate well-being, and most of all love in creating the experience of living with autism. Space of Love is not just for those touched in some way by autism, but for anyone seeking to discover and release their own natural resilience. Readers may shed a few tears, smile, and walk away with a totally new awareness of the human experience after reading Space of Love. Gayle teaches us helpful life lessons, shining new light on some of the sensitive or daunting situations we all experience such as feeling out of control, the inability to accept change, make tough decisions or overcome fear of the future. Gayle asks the difficult questions and shares answers that could serve as a catalyst to releasing fresh insights about autism and other life experiences that affect us all.

Autism In A Decentered World

Author: Alice Wexler
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317594339
Size: 71.28 MB
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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.

Communication Alternatives In Autism

Author: Edlyn Vallejo Peña
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147667891X
Size: 40.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“Communication Alternatives in Autism is a book that has been needed for a long time. It gives voice to the thoughts and humanity of individuals with autism who use various means to communicate via the written word. The experience and knowledge of Dr. Edlyn Peña who is both a parent and a scholar shines through to help us better understand the lives and journey of a remarkable group of authors. Enjoy!”—Anne M. Donnellan, professor emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of San Diego “In Communication Alternatives in Autism, Dr. Edlyn Peña addresses one of the most controversial topics in research and education for non-speaking communicators and those with limited speech—the authenticity of communication through typing and spelling. It is well known that a small group of critics have dominated discourse disputing the validity of such communication…. For those who believe ongoing discourse should not be shut down, and especially for those who already think the die is cast, this important work is a significant step forward in understanding why we must intensify our efforts to understand and give voice to those who cannot speak.”—Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CC-SLP, Brown University, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism Ten autistic self-advocates share their experiences with alternative forms of communication such as rapid prompting method (RPM) and facilitated communication (FC), both highly controversial. Their narratives document the complexities that autistic individuals navigate--in both educational and community settings--when choosing to use approaches that utilize letter boards and keyboards. While the controversies remain--RPM requires further scientific study, and FC is subject to criticism about confirmation bias--these individuals share powerful stories in the context of aiming for disability rights. The book concludes with a chapter about best practices for educators, particularly for schools and colleges that have students who use these communication methods.

Families Of Adults With Autism

Author: Jane Johnson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843108852
Size: 15.72 MB
Format: PDF
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The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction.

Laugh Or You Ll Cry My Life As A Mum With Ms And A Son With Autism Harpertrue Life A Short Read

Author: Sue Askins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008100152
Size: 46.92 MB
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For most mothers, keeping up with the washing, the mess and the irrepressible energy of two young boys is a challenge in itself. But when Sue Askin’s eldest son was diagnosed with autism, only to be followed by her own diagnosis of MS the next year, the challenge became ever so slightly harder...

I Wish I Were Engulfed In Flames

Author: Jeni Decker
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616084855
Size: 14.66 MB
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The author recounts episodes from her life as a mother of two autistic children, from handling temper tantrums at home and in public to humorous anecdotes about Santa Claus, obsessions, and family life.


Author: Theo Peeters
Publisher: Singular
ISBN: 9781565938465
Size: 19.57 MB
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Autism is a condition which renders the sufferer incapable of understanding meaning "beyond the information given." The autistic person has a purely literal relationship with reality and has difficulty in developing imagination. The author of this insightful book regards autistic people as "hyperrealist" in a world of "surrealism" that we call "normal". This book not only provides a deep understanding of the condition to help caregivers to adapt to the autistic person's way of thinking, but also offers practical intervention strategies for education and treatment. The numerous quotes from parents and autistic people throughout the book provide the reader with very valuable insights.

The Celluloid Couch

Author: Leslie Y. Rabkin
Size: 38.97 MB
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In this unique filmography, Leslie Rabkin delves deeply into film's "unconscious," producing a valuable reference text concerned with the history of film and its representation of therapy and mental illness. The Celluloid Couch is arranged by decade, with the exception of the earliest period, The Silent Era (from the very beginnings of film to 1920). Each period contains a thoughtful introduction that highlights important films and discusses the intersection of film with history and psychology. Rabkin's overview lays bare patterns in film's representation of mental illness and therapy, and inquires how contemporary stereotypes of psychiatric patients and institutions have been formed from film. Textual examples in the introduction are drawn from magazines and newspapers, as well as numerous readings of particularly important films refracted through the lens of a psychologist. The alphabetical entries are compact and inclusive, containing main titles as well as foreign listings, and detailed information such as cast, length, director, producer, and a brief synopsis of the film's plot and discussion of the forms of therapy depicted and utilized in the film. An efficient resource for the student of film, psychology, or mass culture, The Celluloid Couch makes the huge number of popular films that portray mental illness and therapy accessible.

Sibling Stories

Author: Lynne Stern Feiges
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282543
Size: 76.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sibling relationships involving a brother or sister with an autism spectrum dis-order can present enormous emotional challenges for everyone involved. This exceptional collection of deeply moving first-person excerpts from interviews with 20 siblings offers in-depth coverage of the issues of paramount concern to typical siblings like establishing boundaries and resentment. A chapter devoted to coping strategies is enhanced by end-of-chapter professional advice on how to maximize the sibling relationship.