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What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew

Author : Emily Paige Ballou
ISBN : 0997504528
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"What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew" is the book that many of us wish our parents would have had access to when we were growing up. In this first book release from the Autism Women's Network, the autistic contributors write with honesty and generosity about the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic girls.

Sincerely Your Autistic Child

Author : Autistic Women Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network
ISBN : 9780807025680
Genre : Autism spectrum disorders
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Category: Autism spectrum disorders

We Re Not Broken

Author : Eric Garcia
ISBN : 9781328587879
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It’s also my love letter to autistic people. For too long, we have been forced to navigate a world where all the road signs are written in another language.” With a reporter’s eye and an insider’s perspective, Eric Garcia shows what it’s like to be autistic across America. Garcia began writing about autism because he was frustrated by the media’s coverage of it; the myths that the disorder is caused by vaccines, the narrow portrayals of autistic people as white men working in Silicon Valley. His own life as an autistic person didn’t look anything like that. He is Latino, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and works as a journalist covering politics in Washington D.C. Garcia realized he needed to put into writing what so many autistic people have been saying for years; autism is a part of their identity, they don’t need to be fixed. In We’re Not Broken, Garcia uses his own life as a springboard to discuss the social and policy gaps that exist in supporting those on the spectrum. From education to healthcare, he explores how autistic people wrestle with systems that were not built with them in mind. At the same time, he shares the experiences of all types of autistic people, from those with higher support needs, to autistic people of color, to those in the LGBTQ community. In doing so, Garcia gives his community a platform to articulate their own needs, rather than having others speak for them, which has been the standard for far too long.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What I Wish I D Known About Raising A Child With Autism

Author : Bobbi Sheahan
ISBN : 9781935274230
Genre : Medical
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A mother of an autistic child and a psychologist share valuable information about raising a child with autism. Offering parent-to-parent advice as well as professional guidance, this book tackles such issues as picky eating, bedtime battles, and discipline.
Category: Medical

Somewhere Between Here And Autism

Author : Kristine Messenger
ISBN : 9781438937717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 80.70 MB
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The belief in my little angel has given me my greatest strength. Embrace all the mystery, wonder, and love your child has to offer. Nothing can take that away from you, not even autism. What you are about to read is a true story about my daughter and other angels in my life. They have given me the love, patience, and faith needed to survive in our new world together. This is not a cure-all book that debates or dictates which treatments or therapies are best for treating autism. However, this book meant to give others renewed strength and courage. Our story is not just about autism. It is meant to be shared by anyone who is struggling with any life challenge. More importantly, I am sending you this message... "You are not alone, you are never alone."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Other Side Of Autism

Author : Natalie Kulig
ISBN : 9781490779089
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Natalie Kulig and her daughter Victoria share their story of life on the autism spectrum: the love, the laughter, the sorrow, the special relationship between a mother and daughter and how they navigated through the early years of autism into adulthood. Included in the book is a section on starting the gluten free/casein free diet.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Australian Autism Handbook

Author : Benison O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781459659858
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The only complete guide to every aspect of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder in Australia. The Australian Autism Handbook offers guidance, expert advice and above all support to parents and health professionals from the early signs and symptoms of ASD through diagnosis, the intervention programs, medical theories and schooling. It also contains the most comprehensive state - by - state guide to the resources available for ASD families in Australia.
Category: Family & Relationships

Social Work Law

Author : Alison Brammer
ISBN : 9781292244181
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Getting The Best For Your Child With Autism

Author : Bryna Siegel
ISBN : 9781606238004
Genre : Psychology
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As the parent of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, you need an informed, caring advocate who can deftly guide you through the complex maze of treatment options. In this empowering resource, bestselling author Bryna Siegel--one of the world’s leading authorities on the disorder--helps you zero in on proven strategies and tailor them to fit your child’s unique needs. Like no other book, Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism shows how to get an accurate assessment of your child’s strengths and weaknesses so you can develop a plan of action suited to his or her individual learning style, interests, verbal abilities, and social skills. You’ll learn what services you’re entitled to, how to determine what’s right for your family, and ways to work effectively with doctors and school professionals. With Dr. Siegel as your ally, you can help your child learn and grow.
Category: Psychology

Last Summer

Author : Holly Chamberlin
ISBN : 9780758279859
Genre : Fiction
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The town of Yorktide, close to Maine’s beautiful beaches and the city of Portland, seems like the perfect place to raise a family. For Jane Patterson, there’s another advantage: her best friend, Frannie Giroux, lives next door, and their teenaged daughters, Rosie and Meg, are inseparable. But in the girls’ freshman year of high school, everything changes. Rosie—quiet, shy, and also very pretty—attracts the sneers and slights of a clique of older girls. Over time, the bullying worsens. When Meg betrays their friendship, fearful that she too will be targeted, Rosie suffers an emotional breakdown. Blaming both Meg and Frannie, Jane tries to help Rosie heal while dealing with her own guilt and anger. In the months that follow, each struggles with the ideas of forgiveness and compassion, of knowing when a friendship is shattered beyond repair—and when hope can be salvaged, one small moment at a time... Praise for Holly Chamberlin “Chamberlin’s latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.” –Library Journal on Summer with My Sisters
Category: Fiction

Embracing Autism

Author : Robert Parish
ISBN : 9781118750056
Genre : Education
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"The voices here confirm what I've always suspected: everyone is part of one large continuum, and the approaches and insights recounted here can help any parent, any educator, any person deal with any child—or, for that matter, any other person—more effectively and with more compassion. I only wish I'd encountered earlier this cadre of experienced and caring individuals whose humor and resourcefulness represent clearly how best to love and nurture a child."—Cynthia Nitz Ris, J.D., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 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. Robert Parish (Cincinnati, OH) is an award-winning journalist with four nationally broadcast public TV documentaries about Autism Spectrum Disorders to his credit, as well as more than 100 digital video projects about ASD for the educational market.
Category: Education

A Guide To Mental Health Issues In Girls And Young Women On The Autism Spectrum

Author : Judy Eaton
ISBN : 9781784503550
Genre : Psychology
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This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in girls with ASD, this is the essential guide for clinicians and educators on tailoring interventions and support to meet girls' needs. Describing the current assessment process for autism diagnosis, the book explains why girls are under- or mis-diagnosed, leading to later mental health issues. It outlines the types of intervention that are particularly helpful for working with girls to reduce anxiety, improve social interaction skills, and manage self-harm. The book also covers how to manage eating disorders and feeding difficulties, focusing on working with girls with sensory processing difficulties. There is advice on how to deal with the emotional impact on parents, carers and families, and the challenges they face when negotiating appropriate psychological and educational support.
Category: Psychology

An Integrated Approach To Short Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Author : Joan Haliburn
ISBN : 9780429910722
Genre : Psychology
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Short-term dynamic interpersonal psychotherapy is an integrated, trauma-informed, contemporary, dynamic way of working with a range of mental health difficulties. Flexible though structured, phase-oriented, focused and time-limited, it is informed by the Conversational Model, Attachment and Interpersonal Theories and Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapies, which are briefly described. It provides clinicians with a way of working with patients whose difficulties do not warrant long term therapy, who prefer a talking therapy or who have failed cognitive/behaviour therapies. With the help of examples, it guides the process of assessment and therapy with trauma in mind: using Conversational Model techniques where empathy replaces confrontation; resistance is seen as a fear of re-traumatization; defence mechanisms are regarded as adaptive coping mechanisms which later become maladaptive; transference interventions replace interpretations, and self-reflective capacity is encouraged rather than just insight. Separation anxiety is addressed and anxiety-provoking techniques are avoided, given that anxiety is a large part of most presentations.
Category: Psychology

Raising The Challenging Child

Author : Karen Doyle Buckwalter
ISBN : 9781493421206
Genre : Family & Relationships
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What's the worst you've ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won't take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who's failing at school and won't do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you're dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help. Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips and real-life examples on how to - minimize behavioral meltdowns - reduce conflict - increase cooperation - promote healthy attachment - improve family relationships The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma, and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.
Category: Family & Relationships

Doctor Dogs

Author : Maria Goodavage
ISBN : 9781524743055
Genre : Pets
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New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage takes us on a thrilling, delightful, globe-trotting journey to discover the heartwarming and fascinating new world of doctor dogs. In this groundbreaking book, Goodavage brings us behind the scenes of cutting-edge science at top research centers, and into the lives of people whose well-being depends on their devoted, highly skilled personal MDs (medical dogs). With her signature wit and passion, Goodavage explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions. We meet dogs who detect cancer and Parkinson’s disease, and dogs who alert people to seizures and diabetic lows or highs and other life-threatening physical ailments. Goodavage reveals the revolutionary ways dogs are helping those with autism, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And she introduces us to intrepid canines who are protecting us from antibiotic-resistant bugs, and to dogs who may one day help keep us safe from epidemic catastrophe. Their paycheck for their lifesaving work? Heartfelt praise and a tasty treat or favorite toy. The emotional element in Doctor Dogs delivers as powerfully as the science. You don’t have to be a dog lover to care deeply about what these dogs are doing and what we are learning from them—although if you’re not a dog lover, you probably will be by the end of the book.
Category: Pets

Charade Hb

Author : Sarah Rebekkah Hunt
ISBN : 9781646108442
Genre : Fiction
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Charade By: Sarah Rebekkah Hunt Clare is like anyone else. She has thoughts, fears, loves, and hopes. Clare is also in a wheelchair, unable to speak to anyone. Clare wants to be seen for the person screaming inside her head. Trapped in a body she can't control, Clare's mode of communication is severely limited. Charade is a story meant to be a voice for the voiceless, the forgotten, and the hidden members of society with severe disabilities. It is a heartwarming, as well as heart-wrenching tale about Clare and her family’s journey navigating her life with a disability that often defines her existence. Charade is for the families and caregivers who are entrenched in the isolation of daily life, managing the reality of disability-- loving their children and advocating for them the best they can. It is also intended to enrich the world with these magnificent lives and bring them out of hiding.
Category: Fiction

Girl Trouble

Author : Kerry Cohen
ISBN : 9780997068344
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bestselling memoirist and psychotherapist Kerry Cohen (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity) explores complicated female friendships in Girl Trouble. Beginning with her relationship with her sister Tyler Cohen, who illustrates the memoir, Kerry examines the many ways female friendships can affect a girl’s life. From bullying and failed friendships to competition and painful break ups, Girl Trouble brings forth a story of how one girl learned to navigate the many difficulties of feminine friendships. Girls and women everywhere will relate to the confusion, the hurt feelings, and they will also learn along with Kerry how to make better choices over the years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Robot Uprisings

Author : Daniel H. Wilson
ISBN : 9780345803641
Genre : Fiction
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Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our lives. With contributions from a mix of bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming writers, and including a rare story by “the father of artificial intelligence,” Dr. John McCarthy, Robot Uprisings meticulously describes the exhilarating and terrifying near-future in which humans can only survive by being cleverer than the rebellious machines they have created.
Category: Fiction

Making A Difference

Author : Catherine Maurice
ISBN : UVA:X004636582
Genre : Education
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Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism provides practitioners, researchers, and parents with information needed to make decisions about the individuals in their care with autism. Described in the work are the challenges parents face in obtaining effective treatment for their children and how they navigated those challenges. Also included are chapters written by professionals on finding creative and caring means of helping people with autism and their families. Making a Difference combines solid, data-based information with practical problem-solving strategies and is a valuable resource for all who strive to maximize the achievements of individuals with autism.
Category: Education