Elijah's Cup

Elijah's Cup

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by Valerie Paradiz
     
 

ISBN-10: 184310802X

ISBN-13: 9781843108023

Pub. Date: 03/15/2005

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

This provocative and pioneering book is both a refreshing exploration of the history of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and a powerful story of the author's own struggle with her son Elijah's Asperger's Syndrome.

From her first inklings of Elijah's difference to her discovery of a whole spectrum of another way of life that includes everything from civil rights

Overview

This provocative and pioneering book is both a refreshing exploration of the history of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and a powerful story of the author's own struggle with her son Elijah's Asperger's Syndrome.

From her first inklings of Elijah's difference to her discovery of a whole spectrum of another way of life that includes everything from civil rights organizations for autistics to Asperger artists, Valerie Paradiz describes how she decided to cross what she calls 'cultural boundaries' to overcome her fears about her son's condition. Her inspiring narrative offers compelling insights into daily life with Elijah's Asperger's syndrome and her own 'shadow syndrome', which affects many family members of autistics. It is also a celebration of the idiosyncratic beauty of the Asperger mind and the sense of mutual support and self-respect in the ASD community.

This revised edition includes a contribution from Elijah and a new chapter that brings the story up-to-date: the author successfully sets up a specialist educational unit for Asperger pupils, Elijah experiences his first two years of school, and the author's dawning recognition of her own Asperger's Syndrome leads to major life changes.

Elijah's Cup offers moving and insightful observations as well as factual information for parents and anyone working with people with ASDs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843108023
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Elijah's Cup. 2. The Gift of Loss. 3. Perfect Strangers. 4. The Coincidence of Sharron Loree. 5. Nietzsche in the Bathtub. 6. My Father was a Yakker. 7. Echolalia Fun Fun Fun. 8. Balloon Days. 9. Cartoons Don't Get Hurt. 10. Life Under Glass. 11. Playground Comedian. 12. Cracking Code. 13. Epilogue. 14. A Few Words from Elijah. Websites by and for Autistic People and Autistic Advocacy. Notes. Index

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