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10 Great Autism Books that A Parent Should Have
maggio 29, 2007, 10:13 pm
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10 Great Autism Books that A Parent Should Have.

The internet is such a wide and diverse place to find the useful and relevant books you need in order to care for, support and nurture your child with autism.

Personally, I have compiled a list of 10 Autism books that, taken together or separately, can greatly help parents understand the condition, find ways to cope, find inspiration and ghope from people who have been there and who have done it – learn from their mistakes and profit from their sucesses.

I hope you find these a great source to start with.

#1 Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic Marsha Sarah Rosenberg

Product Details # ISBN: 0823931234 ISBN-13: 9780823931231 # Format: Hardcover, 64pp # Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The # Edition Description: 1 ED # Sales Rank: 630,557 # Age Range: Young Adult # Series: Need to Know Library Series Annotation Discusses what autism it, how it is diagnosed and treated, and ways that siblings of people with autism can find support.

10 Great Autism Books that A Parent Should Have.

================= #2 Breaking Autism’s Barriers Bill Davis, Wendy Goldband Schunick

# Paperback: 400 pages # Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (April 2001) # Language: English # ISBN-10: 1853029793 # ISBN-13: 978-1853029790 # Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1 inches

Book Description Bill Davis is the father of Chris, who has autism. Breaking Autism’s Barriers: A Father’s Story chronicles Bill’s fight to overcome the physical, emotional, public, educational, and therapeutic obstacles to his son’s disorder. Few books about autism have been written from a father’s perspective. None so effectively walks the reader through each moment of a family’s experience. It is an honest, direct account from a father’s point of view of bringing up a child with autism, and the pressures and pleasures this brings to him, his wife Jae and his daughter Jessica. Now a leading autism advocate, Bill Davis gives advice and support to families trapped in a frustrating, unyielding system. Every facet of daily life with autism – including potty-training, aggression, marriage, family support, and finances – is discussed, with humor and realism. Breaking Autism’s Barriers gives useful information to help parents jump the hurdles necessary to get a diagnosis, effective education, skilled therapists, and funding. Professionals will gain great insight on how to work better with families struggling with autism. And families will take comfort in knowing they are not alone, and be inspired by an ordinary man like Bill who is overcoming autism’s obstacles.

Book Info (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) The story of a father’s journey through autism with his son. Describes the stages of realization, intervention, and therapy the family went through in their search to find a lifestyle and a therapy that would help their son overcome the powerful spectrum disorder, providing inspiration for other families undergoing that process. Softcover.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs Chantal Sicile-Kira, Temple Grandin

# Paperback: 384 pages # Publisher: Perigee Trade (September 7, 2004) # Language: English # ISBN-10: 0399530479 # ISBN-13: 978-0399530470 # Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches

Book Description Based upon Chantal Sicile-Kira’s personal and professional experiences with autistic disorders, this comprehensive and accessible source covers all aspects of autism conditions, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, including:

- The causes of autism spectrum disorders – How to properly diagnose ASPs – Treatments based on physiology, sensory, and biomedical interventions – Coping strategies for families – Educational programs – Living and working conditions for adults with ASP – Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC)

About the Author Chantal Sicile-Kira has been involved with Autism Spectrum Disorders for nearly 20 years, first as a professional and then as a parent. She is on the advisory board of seven non-profit autism related organizations including the CAN Foundation, Autism Society of America, and HALO (Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach). She also writes regularly for the Cure Autism Now (CAN) newsletter and website.

10 Great Autism Books that A Parent Should Have.

=============== #4 Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help Lynn M. Hamilton

Category: Nervous System (incl. Brain) – Diseases – Health & Fitness ISBN: 9781578562626 ISBN10: 1578562627 Published: Waterbrook Pr Publish Date: 2000-03-01 Pages: 366 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 8.25 L x 5.50 W x 1.00 H Weight: 0.95 lbs

Book Description Don’t Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child’s Life.

Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers.

Discover ten things you can do to begin battling your child’s autism right now.

See why Applied Behavior Analysis has become parents’ treatment of choice, and examine its impressive results.

Get information on cutting-edge biomedical treatments such as secretin and immunotherapy.

Learn how dietary intervention can positively impact your child’s behavior.

Find out what additional therapies can offer – including sensory and auditory integration.

Explore loving ways to keep your family together when your world is torn apart.

Children with autism do have the possibility to improve greatly, and some even overcome the effects of autism, if appropriate therapies are begun early enough. Discover the steps you can take today to begin the fight for your child’s future in Facing Autism.

=================== #5 Let Me Hear Your Voice A Family’s Triumph over Autism Catherine Maurice

Category: Special Needs – Specific Groups – Biography & Autobiography ISBN: 9780449906644 ISBN10: 0449906647 Published: Ballantine Books Publish Date: 1994-08-01 Edition: Reprint Pages: 371 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 17.00 L x 11.00 W x 1.50 H Weight: 1.40 lbs

Description: She was a beautiful doelike child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed, and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism.In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, “miracle cures,” and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie’s autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy.Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother’s illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.”A vivid and uplifting story . . . Offers new strength to parents who refuse to give up on their autistic children.” — Kirkus Reviews”Outstanding . . . Heartfelt . . . A lifeline to families in similar circumstances.” — Library Journal

++++++++++ #6 Uncommon Fathers Reflections on Raising a Child With a Disability Donald J. Meyer

Category: Children with Special Needs – Family & Relationships ISBN: 9780933149687 ISBN10: 0933149689 Published: Woodbine House Publish Date: 1995-06-01 Edition: Illustrated Pages: 206 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 9.25 L x 6.00 W x 0.75 H Weight: 0.80 lbs

Description: Nineteen fathers talk about the life-altering experience of having a child with special needs and offer a welcome, seldom-heard perspective on raising kids with disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. “Uncommon Fathers” is the first book for fathers by fathers, but it is also helpful to partners, family, friends, and service providers.

10 Great Autism Books that A Parent Should Have.

============== #7 The Seige A Family’s Journey into the World of an Autistic Child Clara Park

Category: Special Education – Education ISBN: 9780316690690 ISBN10: 0316690694 Published: Little Brown & Co Publish Date: 1990-04-01 Edition: Reissue Pages: 352 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 8.25 L x 5.25 W x 1.00 H Weight: 0.95 lbs

Description: Chronicles a parent’s experience with her autistic daughter and provides a look at that same child at twenty-three.

At age two, in 1960, Jessy Park was withdrawn, unable to walk or talk, yet oddly content within the invisible walls that surrounded her. The study of autism was still in its infancy. This powerfully moving book charts a surprising journey of discovery as it records the challenges and rewards of the first eight years of Jessys life.

+++++++++++= #8 Autism-An Inside-Out Approach An Innovative Look at the Mechanics of ‘Autism’ and Its Developmental ‘Cousins’ Donna Williams

Category: Mental Health – Medical ISBN: 9781853023873 ISBN10: 1853023876 Published: Jessica Kingsley Pub Publish Date: 1996-05-01 Pages: 320 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 9.13 L x 6.11 W x 0.74 H Weight: 1.11 lbs

Taking the view that understanding autism is the key to managing the condition, Donna Williams’ book will bring illumination to all those who have felt baffled and frustrated by the outside appearance of autism. It contains a wealth of helpful suggestions, insights and new ideas, exploding old myths and promoting a view tha tall those involved with autism will find empowering and creative.

==================== #9 Exiting Nirvana A Daughter’s Life With Autism Clara Claiborne Park

Category: Nervous System (incl. Brain) – Diseases – Health & Fitness ISBN: 9780316691246 ISBN10: 0316691240 Published: Little Brown & Co Publish Date: 2002-03-01 Edition: Reprint Pages: 225 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 41.25 L x 27.50 W x 3.75 H Weight: 3.00 lbs

A mother’s memoir of her life with autism reveals the pain and beauty of her persistent and ultimately successful fight to bring her daughter Jesse out of the autism.

========================= #10 Autistic Spectrum Disorders Understanding the Diagnosis and Getting Help Mitzi Waltz

Category: ISBN: 9780596500139 ISBN10: 0596500130 Published: Oreilly & Associates Inc Publish Date: 2002-07-01 Edition: 2 Illustrated Pages: 511 Binding: Paperback Dimensions: 9.50 L x 7.25 W x 1.00 H Weight: 1.65 lbs

Autistic spectrum disorders–including autism, pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Asperger’s syndrome, and others–are labels to describe neurological conditions that can affect a person’s speech and communication, emotional growth, social skills, and physical and mental abilities. Up to 1 in 150 children in some geographical areas have these conditions; children affected are disproportionately boys. This second edition is for parents (or newly diagnosed adults) who struggle with these neurological conditions that profoundly impact the life of child and family. Author and patient advocate Mitzi Waltz, now studying at the Autism Research Unit in the UK, incorporates the latest medical findings on possible causes for ASDs and on treatments. Topics include:

* Getting a diagnosis, including preparing for a diagnostic interview in a medical, psychiatric, or school setting * Treatment options, including pharmaceutical medications, vitamins and supplements, sensory integration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, behavior modification, floor time play therapy, talk therapy, and others * Coping with diagnosis and treatment, including emotions and support systems, insurance system, and educational plans * Stories from dozens of families living with autistic spectrum disorders

10 Great Autism Books that A Parent Should Have.

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