The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." —Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ellen Notbohm's child-centered approach to autism is already having immeasurable effects on the autism community through her books Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew. A cohesive compilation of her best articles, The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from...

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Overview

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." —Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ellen Notbohm's child-centered approach to autism is already having immeasurable effects on the autism community through her books Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew. A cohesive compilation of her best articles, The Autism Trail Guide: Postcards from the Road Less Traveled will help parents of children with autism take on everyday challenges while celebrating what their children bring to their world. Ellen offers advice on concrete issues such as math homework, video games, and tricky behavior, and also tackles the more abstract concepts of parenting: trusting parental instincts, when to take risks, how to hang on, and when to let go.

Finalist in the 2007 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards and finalist in the 2008 Eric Hoffer Awards, this book is absolutely invaluable to all who are “on the autism trail.”

 
The author delves into topics such as:

  • You Know More Than You Think You Know
  • Risk is not a Four-Letter Word
  • Solving the Behavior Equation 
  • Rx for Battle Fatigue
  • Ready for K . . . and Beyond
  • When Math Doesn’t Add Up
  • What Tiggers Do Best
  • The Other Side of the Desk
  • The Power of a Cookie
  • Uncommon Gifts for Uncommon Kids
  • Pomp and Circumstance
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Ellen captures the major issues of autism and makes them understandable and useable, even to those new to spectrum disorders…”

Nancy H. Cale, Vice President, Unlocking Autism

“You have taught me so much about my nephew’s world I could never have understood! I am so grateful for people like you who are blazing a trail for the children of tomorrow.”

Cheryl Wheeler, university library technician

 “I have been working as an educator/therapist with children with autism for five years now and I feel a deep resonance with Ellen’s books, as the writings are based on the same system of belief that I have always tried to work from.”

Lindsay Ronald, intervention therapist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932565508
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 1,421,097
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm’s writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica—yet). Her books, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew, and The Autism Trail Guide are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both Ten Things books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and Children’s Voice, she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a Learning Magazine 2006 Teachers’ Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to Ancestry magazine, has published political commentary in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at www.ellennotbohm.com.

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Table of Contents

The Road Begins

  • You Know More Than You Think You Know

Postcards from the Front Lines

  • It Takes a Mantra
  • Risk is not a Four-Letter Word
  • Solving the Behavior Equation
  • So Many Books, So Little Time
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • Rx for Battle Fatigue

Postcards from the Schoolroom

  • Ready for K . . . and Beyond
  • When Math Doesn’t Add Up
  • What Tiggers Do Best
  • The Other Side of the Desk
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • The Song that Never Ends

Postcards from the Homefront

  • If You Never Start
  • The Power of a Cookie
  • Uncommon Gifts for Uncommon Kids
  • The Gift of an Experience, Experiencing a Gift
  • A Cool Pool Story
  • It Really Isn’t About the Bike
  • I Sound Like My Mother—I Hope!

Postcards From the Heart

  • What We Leave Unsaid
  • A Thing Worth Having
  • Pomp and Circumstance

Leave a Trail

  • Forward
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