The Autism Handbook: Easy to Understand Information, Insight, Perspectives and Case Studies from a Special Education Teacher

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926585505
  • Publisher: CCB Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/30/2009
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,348,660
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack E. George earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Stanislaus. After graduating he began his career in education. He quickly realized how many students fell behind in the system yet were promoted year after year. He opened the first tutoring center in Stanislaus County to try and meet the needs of some of these students. After the success of the center he opened Creekside Private School for Grades K-9. This is where he began mainstreaming - placing students with various educational disabilities into a regular classroom. He went on to earn his Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. His training also includes the specialized TEACCH program, the PECS system, ABA and others. He is currently living in Baja California, Mexico where he has started a non-profit organization to assist people with disabilities. He is also writing his next book, The Autistic Adult Handbook.

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"Jack E. George, M.A. knows about autism! He has spent 15 years with autistic children and their families as a classroom teacher, family consultant, tutor, group home worker and volunteer. With unflagging honesty, Jack recounts his own struggles to make a difference in the lives of his students and their families while describing typical behaviors and characteristics of children he has known. The stories of these courageous students are full of examples of ways to communicate and diminish unacceptable behavior. The Autism Handbook is a practical guide for the lay person trying to understand autism. Parents, para-educators, prospective special education teachers and others new to the field willfind this handbook to be a fascinating introduction to the world of the autistic child."
- Dr. Barbara Kammerlohr, Professor of Special Education

"In The Autism Handbook, Jack E. George provides us with the opportunity to understand Autism not only from an educational view but from an intimate and personal aspect. One can only gain and grow from reading this inspiring book. His words allow the reader to begin to understand the global aspect of the challenging condition. This is a must read."
- Jacqueline Andersen, CCC, MA

"The Autism Handbook is an invaluable resource for parents. The book aims to give the best treatment for an autistic child. Jack E. George shows, through a series of cases, a practical guide to extend the vision of teachers, psychologists, pediatricians, and all those professionals interested in autism. It is an enjoyable read and is a book you should not miss."
- Edson Ruiz Zabaleta, M.A.M. Professor of Centro de Estudios Superiores del Noroeste (CESUN), Universidad Iberoamericana del Noroeste (UIA) and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC).

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Table of Contents

Preface vi

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

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

    GREAT, GREAT, GREAT

    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

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  • Posted October 23, 2009

    A Fascinating Read

    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.

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