Holiday Reading – I love personal accounts by people with ASD. They provide a wealth of insights, understanding and strategies that helped make a difference for them.
Autism is a different way of being human: it offers possibilities and opportunities, not disabilities. By understanding autistic behaviours as responsesbasedon an individual's experiences, as strategies to cope with a chaotic world, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance a child'sabilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies that could aid the fulfilment of every child's promise. "Uniquely Human will change our perception and understanding of autism· Dr Tony Attwood
Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew | by Ellen Notbohm | code: B43 | 3rd Edition Revised and Updated. Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humour and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate - not define - children with autism. A gift of understanding.
| by Philip Wylie | As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre-assessment and diagnosis, as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis Ð from depression and anger to relief and self-acceptance. Combining practical guidance with advice from personal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field, the book discusses if and when to disclose to family, friends and employers, how to seek appropriate support services, and how to use the self-knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future.
| by Lianne Holliday Wiley | Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey’s account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed ÔAspieÕ has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life Ôpretending to be normalÕ.
Dr Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr Debra Moore in spelling out what steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation, and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a must read resource! An essential resource to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world.
| edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R Evans and Anita Lesko | Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency Ð anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects.
| by Temple Grandin | In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful doÕs and donÕts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her ÒinsiderÓ perspective and a great deal of research.
| by Temple Grandin | Here, in Temple GrandinÕs own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Thinking In Pictures also gives information from the front lines of autism, including treatment, medication, and diagnosis, as well as TempleÕs insights into genius, savants, sensory phenomena, and animal behaviour. Ultimately, it is TempleÕs unique ability to describe the way her visual mind works and how she first made the connection between her impairment and animal temperament that is the basis of her extraordinary gift and phenomenal success. (Note: revised cover).
| by Dr Temple Grandin | Temple Grandin offers the world yet another great work, an inspiring and informative book that offers both hope and encouragement. In these pages, Temple presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers. The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills.
Temple Grandin Feature Movie | by HBO Films | An accurate portrayal of Temple GrandinÕs life which chronicles TempleÕs early diagnosis; her turbulent growth and development during her school years, and illustrates through mentoring and sheer will how a young autistic woman succeeds against the odds. An excellent movie to educate older children (10+), family members and staff on autism.