What About Me

Author: Brennan Farmer
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ISBN: 9780692872727
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"Having a sibling on the spectrum brings great joy. It also brings a flurry of emotions, challenges and questions. Written by a seven-year-old boy, "What About Me?" works through the day-to-day struggles and joys of being an autism sibling."--Back cover.

The World Of The Autistic Child

Author: Bryna Siegel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195119176
Size: 20.92 MB
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For thousands of loving and concerned parents of autistic children, the suspicion that something may be wrong comes long before the clinical diagnosis of autism, PDD (pervasive developmental disorder), or Asperger's syndrome. When rounds of testing and consultations confirm parents' worst fears, their emotional turmoil is matched by an overriding practical concern: What do we do next? The World of the Autistic Child is by far the most complete and comprehensive book ever written for the parents of autistic children, and for the teachers, child specialists, and other professionals that care for them. Written by Dr. Bryna Siegel, a developmental psychologist and director of a large university clinic for autistic children, it provides help and hope not only for the children, but for their families--the parents, grandparents, siblings, and other caregivers who must come to grips with their own grief and confusion following a diagnosis of autism or other related disorder. Dr. Siegel believes that parents' best defense is to acquire, as early as possible, the knowledge and the parenting skills they will need to work with professionals to help their child fulfill his or her potential. This book, therefore, is about understanding the diagnosis of autism, the available treatments, and how to decide what is best for a particular child with autism or PDD. Straightforward and sympathetic, Dr. Siegel guides readers through the thicket of symptoms and labels, explaining the crucial importance of intensive early education, and how to find the resources and help that are available. Behavior modification, the development of daily living skills, guidelines for selecting and designing schooling, mainstreaming, the role for traditional academics in educating higher functioning children and young people, building effective parent-teacher relationships, psychoactive medications, and dealing with the possibility of residential placement are all covered. Dr. Siegel teaches parents and professionals to use their own common sense and personal observations in evaluating the many highly publicized but unorthodox and often untested treatments for autism, including the much-touted facilitated communication (F/C), holding therapy, auditory training, "Options" therapy, allergy treatments, and special diets. Pulling together a wealth of long-needed information on the latest educational and medical advances, The World of the Autistic Child is a superb guide and resource that no one who cares about autistic or developmentally disabled young people will want to be without.

Autism And Me

Author: Ouisie Shapiro
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 0807592315
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"If you see a kid with autism on the street, don't yell at her if she's doing something wrong. She can't help it. Autism is really challenging," explains Christian, who tells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautiful girl who loves to swim. In

What About Me

Author: Bryna Siegel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738212156
Size: 17.71 MB
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A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.

Everybody Is Different

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Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280339
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This book is different A delightfully illustrated book for school friends or brothers and sisters aged 8-13 of children with autism, it explains the characteristics of autism, explores what it feels like to be a brother or sister of someone with an autistic spectrum disorder, and suggests some approaches to making life more comfortable. This book is different A new, delightfully illustrated book for school friends or brothers and sisters aged 8-13 of children with autism by Fiona Bleach, an accomplished artist and art therapist who has worked in a National Autistic Society school. It explains the characteristics of autism, investigates what it feels like to be a brother or sister of someone with an autistic spectrum disorder, and suggests some approaches to making life more comfortable for everyone. Written with insight and charm, this book offers real and accessible support.

Talking Together About An Autism Diagnosis

Author: Rachel Pike
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781905722372
Size: 45.96 MB
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At The National Autistic Society we are often asked about how best to talk to someone about their autism diagnosis. We feel that a person with autism has the right to know their diagnosis. Wanting to protect someone from their diagnosis can feel like the kindest thing to do, but in reality it often gets harder the longer it is delayed. There are definite advantages to talking about the diagnosis, but these vary between individuals. Many people have commented that they would like to have known earlier because knowing their diagnosis came as a relief and a source of comfort. This book offers a wealth of advice and guidance. Aimed primarily at parents and carers of younger children, it includes helpful information also for schools and for people working with adults with autism.

Autism In My Family

Author: Sandra Tucker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502642
Size: 62.41 MB
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The relationship between siblings can be tough, and the sibling dynamic can be further challenged when one child has autism. This interactive workbook is designed for siblings of children with autism. Introducing the experience of autism in simple language, children are encouraged to complete activities that identify differences and strengthen relationships. This book is focussed on understanding and supporting a sibling while developing individual emotions and identity. The pages are designed to be drawn on and personalized by the child. Ideal for young children aged 8-12 who have a sibling with autism, the activities can be completed with a parent's guidance or on their own. Full of resources, strategies, and exercises, this workbook can support professionals working with children and facilitate healthy sibling relationships.

A Is For Autism F Is For Friend

Author: Joanna L. Keating-Velasco
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282437
Size: 44.55 MB
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Seeing children at the playground and in the park playing games, ten-year-old Chelsea explains how her severe autism makes it difficult to get to know other children and compares her problems with common issues all children face.

Sibling Stories

Author: Lynne Stern Feiges
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282543
Size: 43.66 MB
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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.