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Award-winning autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira presents a positive and empowering 'bill of rights' for every person with autism.
From an award-winning author and advocate, Autism Life Skills presents a positive and empowering "bill of rights" for every person with autism, regardless of impairment level. With advice and reflections from autistic adults across the spectrum, as well as Sicile-Kira's own experience as an advocate and parent of an autistic teen, the book covers these ten essential life skills:
Making Sense of the World
• Pursuing Interests
• Social Relationships
• Self- Advocacy *Earning a Living
Whether your child or student has Asperger's or is on the more severely impaired end of the autism spectrum, this action-oriented guide will provide hope and help so that every child has a chance to reach his or her full potential.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Chantal Sicile-Kira, author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, is a national speaker and advocate who has been involved with autism spectrum disorders for nearly 20 years, first as a professional and then as a parent. She currently hosts a weekly radio show, "The Real World of Autism with Chantal," on Autism One Radio. Her company, Autism Making a Difference, Inc., provides workshops and training materials.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All of Chantal Sicile-Kira's books are valuable resources for anyone impacted by autism (or seeking to better understand it), but "Autism Life Skills" is an especially exciting addition. As our population of autism-spectrum kids grows older, becoming teens and young adults, autism awareness is becoming a necessity. For those on the spectrum, it is so important to have the tools to better achieve communication, self-advocacy, and independence. Clear, direct, and filled with invaluable tips and insights, "Life Skills" provides all of the above.
As a parent and autism advocate, I found this revealing look into the perspectives of various individuals with autism fascinating and enlightening. These unique views are presented along with practical tips and guidelines for implementing important life skills. The outlined techniques will fully equip your loved one with the appropriate tools to safely navigate life with self-confidence. I especially appreciated the section on pursuing interests, as there are so many talented, bright individuals with autism who have so much to contribute. This is another well-written, fabulous resource from Chantal Sicile-Kira.
My son has autism and this is a great book