Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

This book is one of a series and is aimed at parents, carers and other family members who are living with autistic spectrum disorders and are looking for information in coming to terms with the reality of this and some ideas for ...

Author: Elizabeth Attfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878533

Category: Education

Page: 96

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'The layout and presentation of the material are very "user friendly" and the book is, therefore, easy to read. Those with less direct experience of living or working with children who are autistic, including teachers and learning support assistants, who require some help in appreciating the complex range of behaviours and responses such children present, will find this little book illuminating' - Support for Learning "This is a really practical tool........ the structure of the book is clear and uncomplicated for the reader to access. This book is based on a wealth of experience of working closely both with individuals with Autism and their families. It will be a revelation to professionals interested in this area and a comfort to carers who live the experience. Most importantly, it reminds us of the barriers to positive parent/professional partnership and challenges us to build supportive bridges to effective intervention for the individual with Autism. Autism NI (PAPA) was created out of such a dynamic approach and therefore welcomes this significant commentary on this critical issue." By giving a concise account of what life may be like following the diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the family, this book examines service provision at different stages, and provides information for parents, carers and practitioners' - Arlene Cassidy, Chief Executive, Autism NI Parents want support and advice during and after a diagnosis of ASDs, and professionals want to be able to give the right answers. This book will meet the needs of both. Issues dealt with include: " how to help the family " how to help brothers and sisters " preparing children with ASDs for the world outside " keeping expectations high " how to work together with schools and other agencies " finding community links 'In my view it would be a good read for relatives, friends and teachers in training to enable them to understand many of the issues associated with children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It points up the various facets of having and living with a child with autism - as far as possible from a positive point of view. The authors, from their obvious extensive experience, have identified many problems and circumstances that parents/carers are likely to meet and that can be tackled in a wide variety of ways. The book is designed to raise these for consideration - and this it does well' - Support for Learning, Volume 22, Number 2
Categories: Education

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder  ASD

What does this have to do with my understanding of ASD, you might ask? A large part of my career was spent working in a school that specialized in students (and their families) with varying learning differences, many of whom were on the ...

Author: Lisa Morgan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504007

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Losing someone to suicide can open up a world of pain, confusion and grief, and for people with ASDs, the effect can be acute and extremely challenging. Reaching out to fellow Aspies, Lisa Morgan proffers her insight and advice to ensure that others on the autism spectrum don't have to face suicide loss alone. Written from a first-hand account, this astonishingly honest book looks at the immediate aftermath, and how emergency responders can help, as well as the long-term implications of living with suicide loss for individuals on the autism spectrum. The book describes common difficulties after experiencing suicide loss, such as beginning to comprehend the death of a loved one and managing their estate, as well as matters more specific to people on the autism spectrum, such as overstimulated sensory issues and difficulties with misunderstandings and miscommunication at an already chaotic time. The book will also help those who aren't on the autism spectrum to understand how best to help someone with autism who is coping with suicide loss, as well as what not to do.
Categories: Psychology

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life

Glasgow: Independent Living in Scotland. JIT (2012) ASD Co-ordinator Evaluation Report. Fife: Fife Partners, Joint Improvement Team. Macdonald, S. (2011) Autism Spectrum Disorder Coordinator Progress Report. Fife: Fife Council.

Author: Scott D. Wright

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500375

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Bringing together international academics and professionals who are actively researching and working in the field, this pioneering scholarly volume covers the issues faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in mid and later life. Including a range of personal, academic and clinical perspectives, the book considers historical and contemporary perspectives on autism, including diagnosis, developmental outcomes and life course issues. Attention is given to medical, care and psychological issues that arise as people with ASD age, such as declining cognitive function and speech and communication issues. Family, community support, housing, advocacy, and socio-cultural considerations for older adults with ASD are also given careful consideration, and there are chapters on relationship and sexuality issues and on environmental design.
Categories: Psychology

AutiPower Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

AutiPower  Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

So, we can conclude that it's hard for people on the autistic spectrum to get a paid job. And that this is a pity, because people on the spectrum can have useful skills. What needs to change? ... SUCCESSFUL LIVING AND WORKING WITH AN ASD.

Author: Herman Jansen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857008695

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear of the many ways that people with autism have overcome challenges and used their autism traits for employment success. Despite his doctorate in Mathematics, Jaap struggled to keep many jobs before realizing that his intense attention to detail that was making him a slow worker became a strength once he learnt to set goals and communicate his progress. Wendy's autism is a big advantage as a special education teacher because she truly understands the children that she teaches. From software engineers, to company directors, to those who work in autism advocacy, the interviewees openly discuss the pitfalls and the positives of working life with autism. Also interviewed are autism professionals, career coaches and employers who discuss the value and great talents that people with autism bring to the workplace.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Handbook of Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Handbook of Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A systematic review of psychosocial inter- ventions for adults with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, hood (Full Day Workshop). Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Author: Justin B. Leaf

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030985073

Category: Psychology

Page: 483

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This handbook offers a comprehensive examination of wide-ranging issues relevant to adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Coverage includes a detailed review of such issues as psychiatric comorbidity, family relationships, education, living in different settings (e.g., group homes, community), meaningful and effective interventions, functional goals (e.g., social, language, vocational, and adaptive behaviors), and curriculum. In addition the book provides unique perspectives of parents as well as individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who have reached adulthood. Key areas of coverage include: Transitioning adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder from educational settings to vocational settings. Strategies that can help create independence for adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Effective approaches to address issues relating to sexuality for adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The effectiveness of early intensive behavioral intervention to help adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Handbook of Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and related professionals in clinical child and school psychology, social work, behavioral therapy and related disciplines, including clinical medicine, clinical nursing, counseling, speech and language pathology, and special education.
Categories: Psychology

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers

Living with ASD opens many parents to self- discovery and personal growth that may not have happened otherwise. Countless numbers of families have noted that living with ASD has taught them to celebrate the little things in life, ...

Author: Katarzyna Chawarska

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237533

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

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This book is out of print. See Autism Spectrum Disorder in the First Years of Life: Research, Assessment, and Treatment, edited by Katarzyna Chawarska and Fred R. Volkmar (ISBN 978-1-4625-4323-6).
Categories: Psychology

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

It cannot be assumed that independent living is an appropriate goal for every person with an ASD. For those who aspire to live independently, live-in care (sheltered accommodation) may sometimes be required but others may be able to ...

Author: Digby Tantam

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849053440

Category: Psychology

Page: 550

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This book contains the latest research on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and support of individuals with ASD, and examines their implications at various stages of life. A wide range of neurological, genetic, psychological, developmental, social, and emotional issues are covered.
Categories: Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Leslie Lemke still lives with May's daughter, Mary Parker, in Arpin, Wisconsin. ... Some adults with one of the AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASDs) are able to live entirely on their own, while others live in their own homes if they have ...

Author: Carol Turkington

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816075058

Category: Autism

Page: 324

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Autism is a baffling brain disorder that profoundly affects children's communication and social skills. This work provides a reference guide to this disease. It includes approximately 500 entries that address the different types of autism, causes and treatments, institutions, associations, leading scientists and research, social impact, and more.
Categories: Autism

Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum

Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum

Offers autism spectrum disorder sufferers advice on transitioning into adulthood, providing strategies for dealing with such challenges as budgeting, finding a place to live, discovering a career path, and building relationships.

Author: Lynne Soraya

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440557644

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Offers autism spectrum disorder sufferers advice on transitioning into adulthood, providing strategies for dealing with such challenges as budgeting, finding a place to live, discovering a career path, and building relationships.
Categories: Psychology

Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pamela Holtzclaw Williams and Lorri Unumb Diverse nursing roles interface with the legal and policy landscape while caring for persons living with ASD, their family, and extended community. Just as best nursing practices con— sider and ...

Author: Ellen Giarelli

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108470

Category: Medical

Page: 508

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