Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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.

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 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

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life Span

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.

Author: Digby Tantam

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849053440

Category: Psychology

Page: 550

View: 750

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

Living Well on the Spectrum

Living Well on the Spectrum

Aims to help adults with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning autism to turn their differences into strengths so that they can improve their daily functioning, pursue a career and have intimate relationships. Original.

Author: Valerie L. Gaus

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606236345

Category: Psychology

Page: 383

View: 310

Aims to help adults with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning autism to turn their differences into strengths so that they can improve their daily functioning, pursue a career and have intimate relationships. Original.
Categories: Psychology

Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

The authors help educators and parents deal with key issues concerning children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and cover working with family members, schools, and agencies.

Author: Elizabeth Attfield

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1412923298

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 988

The authors help educators and parents deal with key issues concerning children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and cover working with family members, schools, and agencies.
Categories: Education

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome  Autism Spectrum Disorder

In the second edition of this best-selling book, Maxine Aston draws on over a decade of experience working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Author: Maxine Aston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009203

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

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Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that he or she is on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful relationships guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your ASD partner. In the second edition of this best-selling book, Maxine Aston draws on over a decade of experience working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Updates include reference to recent research and information on same sex relationships, sensory issues and pregnancy. Full of bite-size tips and advice, the book explains Asperger Syndrome, discusses whether or not seeking an autism diagnosis will help, and offers simple strategies for coping with a range of relationship challenges including communication, social, and intimacy difficulties.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Living with Autism

Living with Autism

Throughout the book, Ask Yourself This questions encourage discussion.

Author: Megan Atwood

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781614786160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Living with Autism features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with autism during adolescence. Topics include causes and prevention, current treatments, alternative treatments, public understanding and support, survival tools, learning to cope, ways to help friends with autism, and living with autism. Throughout the book, Ask Yourself This questions encourage discussion. Features include a selected bibliography, further readings, Just the Facts summary of medical facts about addiction, Where to Turn summary of key advice that includes contact information for helpful organizations, a glossary, source notes, and an index. Living with Health Challenges is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Embracing Autism

Embracing Autism

' With this wonderful book Robert Parish has, with grace, humor, and hope, taken us beyond the diagnosis and into the real lives of individuals with autism and their families.

Author: Robert Parish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118750056

Category: Education

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: Education

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

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder  ASD

Regardless of the reason, by reading Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you will learn more about how the lives of suicide loss survivors are impacted. As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in ...

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