Autism Is Not a Life Sentence: How One Family Took on Autism and Won!

Autism Is Not a Life Sentence: How One Family Took on Autism and Won!

by Lynley Summers
     
 

Summers takes a unique, and, to some, controversial, approach to teaching and parenting her daughter with autism by applying Chaos Theory in combination with more traditional behavior management strategies. The results have been extraordinary. Jessica, initially pronounced as limited to a self-contained classroom wearing a helmet to prevent self-abusive behaviors,…  See more details below

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Summers takes a unique, and, to some, controversial, approach to teaching and parenting her daughter with autism by applying Chaos Theory in combination with more traditional behavior management strategies. The results have been extraordinary. Jessica, initially pronounced as limited to a self-contained classroom wearing a helmet to prevent self-abusive behaviors, is now an accomplished student in high school, composing music, writing stories, and speaking at conferences about life with autism.

Editorial Reviews

Liane Holliday
"Lynley Summers warmly shares her views on life with an autistic daughter, with a lyrical and remarkable voice. "Autism is Not a Life Sentence" is a fabulously real book filled with hope, optimism, joy and wonder. I like this book very, very much, and I have to admit, I am especially happy to have found a book that talks about a female with autism. We women on the spectrum should be especially proud to know that Lynley is out there carrying our torch. Way to go Lynley, and special thanks to your daughter, Jazz, for being who she is and for letting you tell us your shared story!"
Willey EdD, Author of "Pretending to Be Normal"
Susan Perry Simpson
"An absolute jewel; well-written, humorous, and insightful. It was a joy to read! Further, these are techniques that can be implemented for ANY child, not just those with autism or on the autism spectrum."
PhD candidate, individual with ADHD and parent of a child with ADHD, coordinator, CHADD
Tony Attwood
"Sometimes the best discoveries and theories have been made by not following current theories! Remember that Piaget and others developed their theories based on their own children. Lynley Summers may have discovered a strategy that not only works for her daughter, but may also work for others."
PhD, Author of "Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931282888
Publisher:
Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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