Embracing Autism: Connecting and Communicating with Children in the Autism Spectrum

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Through sensitive, sometimes humorous, experienced-based writing from teachers, clinicians, and parent activists in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, this book will help educators and others to better understand the world inhabited by ASD children. The stories contained in the book will inspire and inform readers who are working day-to-day with children in the autism spectrum, providing valuable insights into what makes these kids tick and useful information on how they communicate, learn, and ...

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Embracing Autism: Connecting and Communicating with Children in the Autism Spectrum

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Overview

Through sensitive, sometimes humorous, experienced-based writing from teachers, clinicians, and parent activists in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, this book will help educators and others to better understand the world inhabited by ASD children. The stories contained in the book will inspire and inform readers who are working day-to-day with children in the autism spectrum, providing valuable insights into what makes these kids tick and useful information on how they communicate, learn, and succeed.

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Parish is an award-winning journalist with four nationally broadcast public TV documentaries about ASD to his credit. Filled with humor and hope, the essays give information on how people with ASD communicate and learn and what it takes to help them reach their full potential. (ASAP, 06/01/08)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787995867
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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The Editor

Robert Parish is an award-winning journalist with four nationally broadcast public TV documentaries about autism spectrum disorders to his credit. He has produced more than one hundred digital video projects about ASD for educational distribution and hosts a bimonthly program on Autism One Radio (www.autismone.org). Parish's son Jack has been an inspiration to him, his family, and many others. Thousands visit his educational website each month at www.comebackjack.org.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About the Editor.

About the Contributors.

Foreword: The "Secret" Key to Connection (Susan Senator).

Introduction (Robert Parish).

Chapter 1. My Journey with Jacob (Diane Bayer).

Chapter 2. Relating to ASD Children (Arnold Miller).

Chapter 3. Three Special Kids-No Apologies Necessary (Kim Stagliano).

Chapter 4. Patience-The Least Important "Super Power" ( Kristin Kaifas-Tennyson).

Chapter 5. North of the Border (Gay and Dennis Debbaudt).

Chapter 6. Getting to Know You (Stephen Shore).

Chapter 7. Life with Shawn (Jeanne Lyons).

Chapter 8. The Freedom to Be Odd (Cammie McGovern).

Chapter 9. Just a Little Autism (Teresa Becerra).

Chapter 10. Acceptance in Waves (Robert Becerra).

Chapter 11. Everyone Has a Chance to Grow (Jackie Marquette).

Chapter 12. Grass in the Wind (Kristina Chew).

Chapter 13. Now for Our Feature Presentation (Robert Parish).

Chapter 14. The Big Question.

Appendix Resources.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2008

    A Unique Perspective

    Loved the viewpoints from parents and professionals. Autism is a serious issue, but the authors did not hesitate to look at the lighter side. Informative and uplifting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    this book helped our family cope

    my family recently had our youngest member diagnosed with autism. we were scared and depressed, and felt alone. my friend passed along this book to us and we read through the stories. they lifted our spirits and gave us a new community of support.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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