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Once you have seen an autistic child that is what you have seen - one, unique individual. Jack E. George is a veteran Special Education teacher who has taught some of the most difficult autistic children to go through the California school systems. The Autism Handbook is a snapshot of some of the children he has worked with and is gently layered with easy to understand information on diagnosis, dealing with the American school systems and parental advice. This is a must read book for families, friends, college ...
Once you have seen an autistic child that is what you have seen - one, unique individual. Jack E. George is a veteran Special Education teacher who has taught some of the most difficult autistic children to go through the California school systems. The Autism Handbook is a snapshot of some of the children he has worked with and is gently layered with easy to understand information on diagnosis, dealing with the American school systems and parental advice. This is a must read book for families, friends, college students, teachers, social workers or anyone struggling to understand this complicated disability.
Chapter 1 Greg - My Introduction to Autism 1
Chapter 2 Beginning the Journey - What is Autism? 8
Chapter 3 Cheri - The Strength of Super Girl 20
Chapter 4 Behind the Scenes - What Causes Autism? 31
Chapter 5 Bobby - Medication and Behaviors 48
Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Categories of Autism 65
Chapter 7 Jerry - A Weighty Concern 84
Chapter 8 A Key to Your Child's Future - the IEP 99
Chapter 9 Larry - New Challenges 117
Chapter 10 Traveling Down the Road 127
Chapter 11 Samir - A Small Success Story 138
Chapter 12 Continuing Down the Road 149
End Note 161
About the Author 167
Posted November 24, 2009
As a grandmother, learning your grandson has Autism is not an easy pill to swallow. I probably cried as much as my daughter. I am not sure why because I did not know that much or understand to much about Autism. I decided it was high time I start looking and learning. I went to the books available on Autism on Barnes and Noble. When I saw the words, "easy to understand," I thought, Bingo, that's for me.
The author, Jack E. George knew exactly what I need to know. He wrote it, just as he promised, as clear and concise as easy to read so I could understand it. The first time I read it I understood. The second time I read it I understood and absorbed. I will read it again and then put it with my other books of gems because this book is a gem.
When I read about some of the students that he taught in school it opened my eyes. I couldn't imagine my grandson doing some of these things. Then I realized it is all possible and I felt blessed that I have some knowledge as to what I should do in such situations.
This is a book I strongly recommend to anyone and everyone that has anything and everything to do with a child who has Autism. This book is a treasure and I will keep it and refer to it over and over again. JM
Posted October 23, 2009
I read The Autism Handbook in one session. I started reading and I became glued, absorbed in the information, the characters, and the author. Since I am a native Spanish speaker I did not learn, until after I completed the book, that it has been published in Spanish. Fortunate for the author, I will purchase this version also.
As the mother of an autistic child I really did not believe I had much more I could learn about this disability. However, the author's offered information, not forcing the reader to buy into his thoughts or theories, caused me to develop a deep respect for him way before I finished the book. His review of the case studies of his students was fascinating. I saw my child in several of these case studies. George had hoped to give some ideas for dealing with different behaviors and he did. I have already tried one and I was pleased with the outcome.
I am not a professional reviewer so I assume this is not written in proper reviewer form. I really do not care because, being a mother of an autistic child, I believe my review is equally important.
I plan to contact the publisher of this book and invite the author to be a speaker at our next conference. I feel really warm, really cozy, really friendly with the author. His words were a true inspiration for me. Thank you for this treasure.
Posted November 16, 2011
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