Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child's Place in the World

Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child's Place in the World

by William Stillman
     
 

In this thought-provoking book, William Stillman, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome, offers hope and real-world information for parents of children with autism. The author clears aside the common misperceptions of autism to reveal the truth: people with autism are intelligent, insightful, and inspired human beings entitled to participate and contribute to the

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In this thought-provoking book, William Stillman, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome, offers hope and real-world information for parents of children with autism. The author clears aside the common misperceptions of autism to reveal the truth: people with autism are intelligent, insightful, and inspired human beings entitled to participate and contribute to the fullest. He also shatters myths about high-cost therapies and "autism medications"—grist for an industry that promotes a culture of fear about autism.

Praise for Empowered Autism Parenting

"William Stillman, with his sensitive and compassionate gift for understanding, explodes the 'myth of autism.'"—Sally Patton, Ed.M.; author, Welcoming Children with Special Needs; executive director, The Creative Soul of Children, Inc.; and principle consultant/trainer, Embracing the Spirit of the Child

"William Stillman offers hope, understanding, and critical thinking for those who are affected by autism."—Robin Rice, author, A Hundred Ways to Sunday

"Wonderful. . . . This book moves us into a new paradigm of understanding autism as neither pitiable nor tragic, but as another way of thinking, one that adds value to the world."—Susan Senator, author, Making Peace with Autism

"This book is a valuable addition to the literature from the inside out—important insights from someone who himself lives and thrives within the spectrum."—Laurence A. Becker, Ph.D., Creative Learning Environments

"The new Dr. Spock for parents of children with autism." —Frankie Picasso, CPC; certified master coach trainer; author, Midlife Mojo; and broadcaster, Champion for a Compassionate Consciousness

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"...for its suggestions of cultivating a healthier mindset, it’s a winner." -LibraryJournal.com (August 28, 2009)

“Hooray!  Hooray!  Finally a book that offers real hope and resources for parents of Autistic children to understand what their child is experiencing, and to make life for themselves and their child easier to manage.  Mr. Stillman speaks from experience as a person living with Asperger's Syndrome and as an advocate for those on the spectrum who can't speak for themselves. An expert and passionate advocate for those with autism, William Stillman has written a commonsense guide for parenting children with autism.  He believes that by giving those around the autistic child the information that they need to recognize their child's unique personality, will help liberate them from the culture of fear and the stigma so prevalent in our society. He demonstrates why the current methods that are used don't tend to work, and offers a ten-step guide for a better, more fulfilling relationship with children with autism.  By believing that they are essentially competent to handle tasks, their lives are enriched and so are the lives of those around them.” —- Marta Hoelscher, BasilandSpice.com

“Empowered Autism Parents is thought-provoking. It offers hope and real-world information for parents of children with Autism. Stillman puts aside common misperceptions to reveal the truth:  people with autism are intelligent, insightful and inspired-they just have a different way of showing their talents. And who would know better than someone who has spent his life advocating for himself and all those individuals who have been lucky enough to work with him?” —- Carine Nadal, Fabulously40.com

“Stillman, an adult with Asperger’s syndrome, encourages parents of children with autism to try to understand their child’s perspective of the disorder. He urges parents to discard a "fix-it" mentality and instead embrace their children as they are and to recognize their intelligence, and contribution to society, without viewing their difficulties or deficits as a hindrance. Stillman discounts the medical and diagnostic perceptions of autism to propose a reverence of those with differences and a desire to understand better their unique communication methods and insights.” —- Lisa M. Jordan, Library Journal

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470475874
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/17/2009
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
799,436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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