Dear Charlie: A Guide for Living Your Life with Autism - a Grandfather's Love Letter

Dear Charlie: A Guide for Living Your Life with Autism - a Grandfather's Love Letter

by Earle P Martin
     
 

In this heartwarming book, a grandfather offers loving advice in a series of letters to his grandson Charlie, who has autism. His letters educate and inspire, while painting a beautiful, positive portrait of children with autism. He explains what autism is and what it is not, offers social dos and don'ts, and encourages Charlie to be who he is and follow his dreams

Overview

In this heartwarming book, a grandfather offers loving advice in a series of letters to his grandson Charlie, who has autism. His letters educate and inspire, while painting a beautiful, positive portrait of children with autism. He explains what autism is and what it is not, offers social dos and don'ts, and encourages Charlie to be who he is and follow his dreams. Makes a great gift for young adults on the spectrum!

Helpful chapters include:

  • What Does It Mean for You to Be Autistic?
  • Our Brains
  • Accepting Your Autism
  • Being Different
  • Time Alone and Time with Others
  • Mistakes
  •  Friends
  • God in Your Life
  • Seeing Autism as a Challenge

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Earle’s understanding of, and respect for, his grandson is evident throughout this book, and that is what makes it so special. The book started as a personal message for Charlie, answering all the questions his grandfather thought his grandson might ask, just in case Earle would not be around when all of these questions arose. Earle’s sensitivity, humanity, and insight are evident in his choice of topics to discuss and the wonderfully concrete, yet comprehensive, answers he offers for some very complex questions. . . . I am delighted that Earle has agreed to share his wisdom and understanding so generously so that others might benefit from his very important messages. . . . This contribution will help the people with autism, the target audience. Parents, family members, and other individuals will also find these humane insights to be poignant, thought-provoking, and inspiring.”
From the foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD, Professor and Director of TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885477613
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.33(d)

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From the Publisher

“Earle’s understanding of, and respect for, his grandson is evident throughout this book, and that is what makes it so special. The book started as a personal message for Charlie, answering all the questions his grandfather thought his grandson might ask, just in case Earle would not be around when all of these questions arose. Earle’s sensitivity, humanity, and insight are evident in his choice of topics to discuss and the wonderfully concrete, yet comprehensive, answers he offers for some very complex questions. . . . I am delighted that Earle has agreed to share his wisdom and understanding so generously so that others might benefit from his very important messages. . . . This contribution will help the people with autism, the target audience. Parents, family members, and other individuals will also find these humane insights to be poignant, thought-provoking, and inspiring.”
From the foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD, Professor and Director of TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 

Meet the Author

Earle P. Martin, Jr. is grandfather to Charlie, a young man with autism. Charlie’s diagnosis inspired Earle to become active in the autism community, and he remains active today. He believes in taking a positive, proactive approach to autism and hopes to help his grandson and others on the autism spectrum live full and rich lives, while still embracing the uniqueness that makes them who they are.

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