Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum [NOOK Book]

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Stemming from a wealth of both professional and personal experience, this guidebook combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism, every day. Autism consultant Alyson Beytien outlines over 150 tried-and-true techniques for home, school, and community.

Alyson’s three boys cover the whole spectrum of autism—Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and classic autism. She understands the ...
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Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum

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Overview

Stemming from a wealth of both professional and personal experience, this guidebook combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism, every day. Autism consultant Alyson Beytien outlines over 150 tried-and-true techniques for home, school, and community.

Alyson’s three boys cover the whole spectrum of autism—Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and classic autism. She understands the wide range of needs these children have and has discovered what helps and what hinders. Covering a full gamut of issues—from picky-eating and echolalia to IEPs and “The Woes of Walmart”—Alyson’s ideas and interventions will inspire and inform all those who are connected to a person with autism.

Alyson believes that each day brings more opportunities to learn, problem-solve, and celebrate the joys that children with autism bring to our world—after all, today’s crisis is tomorrow’s humor. Her family’s motto will soon become your everyday mantra: “Improvise and Overcome!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935274704
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 595,662
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alyson Beytien, M.S. is a popular national and international speaker, parent/teacher trainer, and mother of three sons with autism. She is a consultant and trainer for school systems throughout the United States and Canada on educating individuals with autism. She has delivered over 300 presentations for numerous organizations on autism, spanning a wide range of topics. Alyson is the Behavioral Specialist at the Mercy Service Club Autism Center in Dubuque, Iowa, where she is involved in assessment, intervention, and training for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She is also a columnist for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly magazine.

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Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents


Introduction

 

PART I - Characteristics of Autism

1. Foreshadowing: Early Signs of Autism

2. The Gathering: Passions and Obsessions

3. Eat, Drink, and Be Picky: Eating Issues

4. Sounds of Silence: The Myth of Quiet

5. On Any Given Day: Challenging Behavior

6. Disney DNA: Echolalia and Language Challenges

7. Refusing Puberty: Adolescence and Sexuality

8. The Weatherman: Mood Shifts

9. The Love Language of Autism: Expressing Affection

10. Confessions of a Gecko Killer: Teaching Death and Loss

 

PART II - Education

11. Pyramid Theories: Choosing Interventions

12. The Spectator Sport: Parent Involvement in Education

13. Ten Keys for Supporting a Student with Autism

14. Scheduled Grief: Individualized Education Plans

15. Moving On Up: Transitions in Education

16. Independence Day: Toileting and Self-Care

17. So you want to be an Expert: Studying Autism

 

PART III - Family Life

18. The Real Mom

19. Plan A: Accepting Plan “M”

20. Band of Brothers: Sibling Relationships

21. Autism Once Removed: Extended Family Opportunities

22. Crosswords: Maintaining Your Marriage

23. Conflicted and Coming to Terms: Aggression, Self-injury and Other Difficulties

24. Odd Mom Out: Life Outside the Norm

25. ‘Tis the Season: Holidays

26. The Trip: Travelling with Autism

27. You might be the Parent of an Autistic Child if……

28. Step-by-Step: Measuring Progress

29. Frequently Asked Questions: A Guide for Self-Defense

 

PART IV - Community Interactions

30. Do Neanderthals Hunt Mammoths Like We Pray?: Religion and Autism

31. Shop ‘til You Drop: The Woes of Walmart

32. Full Disclosure: What to Say and When

33. Autism Olympics: The hundred yard parking lot dash

34. An Apple a Day: Healthcare Interactions

 

Epilogue

 

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Very good information

    This book brought me to tears in parts. The author has a lot of very helpful information for anyone who has a child with autism. The reason I only gave 4 stars was because some parts felt as if I was reading a thesis on the topic. But that was only a minor issue. Overall a very informative book with good information.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    This is an amazing book. Not only does she give advice that WORK

    This is an amazing book. Not only does she give advice that WORKS but she also gives real life stories making me feel like she understands.  

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