Mr. Incredible: A Story about Autism, Overcoming Challenging Behavior, and a Family's Fight for Special Education Rights (the Orp Libr

Mr. Incredible: A Story about Autism, Overcoming Challenging Behavior, and a Family's Fight for Special Education Rights (the Orp Libr

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Overview

Based on dozens of intensive interviews with parents, clinical psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and more, Mr. Incredible is the fictional story of Adam, a boy diagnosed with autistic disorder. On Adam's first birthday, his mother recognizes that something is different about him: he recoils from the touch of his family, preferring to accept physical contact only in the cool water of the family's pool. As Adam gets older, he avoids eye contact, is largely nonverbal, and has very specific ways of getting through the day; when those habits are disrupted, intense meltdowns and self-harmful behavior follow. From seeking a diagnosis to advocating for special education services, from keeping Adam safe to discovering his strengths, his family becomes his biggest champion. The journey to realizing Adam's potential isn't easy, but with hope, love, and the right tools and teammates—they find that Adam truly is Mr. Incredible. This book is part of the ORP Library series of books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939418142
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table Press
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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