Demystifying the Autistic Experience

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Overview

Oftentimes parents, caregivers and educators are at a loss about how best to support an individual with autism because they are overwhelmed by 'behaviors,' inundated with prognoses and clinical jargon, or confused by technical information. This book introduces autism from a non-clinical, humanist perspective emphasizing that we are all more alike than different. The author deconstructs the fundamental concepts of the autistic experience using language, examples and anecdotes that are concrete and understandable for all. Reinforced for the reader is the importance of listening carefully to what people are telling us about valuing differences, personal passions, communication, and holistic wellness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107262
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 978,721
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
Prologue 10
1 Good Listening 13
2 Liberation Through Communication 21
3 Valuing Passions 46
4 Preparing to Learn 58
5 Personal Wellness 82
6 Mental Health 98
7 My Self-Revelation 116
8 Team Building 151
Bibliography 170
Index 172
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