Demystifying the Autistic Experience

Demystifying the Autistic Experience

by William Stillman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843107260

ISBN-13: 9781843107262

Pub. Date: 11/15/2002

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Parents, caregivers and educators are often at a loss about how best to support an individual with autism because they are overwhelmed by 'behaviours', 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

Overview

Parents, caregivers and educators are often at a loss about how best to support an individual with autism because they are overwhelmed by 'behaviours', 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107262
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction. Prologue. 1. Good listening. 2.Liberation through communication. 3. Valuing passions. 4. Preparing to learn. 5. Personal wellness. 6.Mental health. 7. My self revelation. 8. Team building. References. Index.

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