Demystifying the Autistic Experience

Demystifying the Autistic Experience

by William Stillman
     
 

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… See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107262
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,424,679
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements6
Introduction7
Prologue10
1Good Listening13
2Liberation Through Communication21
3Valuing Passions46
4Preparing to Learn58
5Personal Wellness82
6Mental Health98
7My Self-Revelation116
8Team Building151
Bibliography170
Index172

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