Thinking Person s Guide to Autism

Thinking Person s Guide to Autism

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (TPGA) is the resource we wish we'd had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autistics, autism parents, and autism ...

Author: Jennifer Byde Myers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692010556

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (TPGA) is the resource we wish we'd had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autistics, autism parents, and autism professionals.
Categories: Psychology

Re Thinking Autism

Re Thinking Autism

One way of understanding autism activism's potential is captured by Tanya Titchkosky's (2011) wonderful turn of phrase: ... Take for example the following definition provided by Stanton (2010) for the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: ...

Author: Sami Timimi

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500276

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Challenging existing approaches to autism that limit, and sometimes damage, the individuals who attract and receive the label, this book questions the lazy prejudices and assumptions that can surround autism as a diagnosis in the 21st Century. Arguing that autism can only be understood through examining 'it' as a socially or culturally produced phenomenon, the authors offer a critique of the medical model that has produced a perpetually marginalising approach to autism, and explain the contradictions and difficulties inherent in existing attitudes. They examine and dispute the scientific validity of diagnosis and 'treatment', asking whether autism actually exists at the biological level, and question the value of diagnosis in the lives of those labelled with autism. The book recognises that there are no easy answers but encourages engagement with these essential questions, and looks towards service provision and practice that moves beyond a reliance on all-encompassing labels. This unique contribution to the growing field of critical autism studies brings together authors from clinical psychiatry, clinical and community psychology, social sciences, disability studies, education and cultural studies, as well as those with personal experiences of autism. It is essential and challenging reading for anyone with a personal, professional or academic interest in 'autism'.
Categories: Psychology

The ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy

The  ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy

Step-by-Step Advice on How to Ally and Speak Up with Autistic People and the Autism Community Jenna Gensic, ... disabling autism symptoms, encouraging them to join inclusive support groups like the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, ...

Author: Jenna Gensic

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787759749

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy takes an in-depth look at the key elements of effective, respectful, inclusive advocacy and allyship. Every topic was chosen, shaped, and informed by #ActuallyAutistic perspectives. The step-by-step guide discusses various aspects of how autism is perceived, explores how best to speak up for individual needs, and introduces advocacy for the wider autistic community. Each step outlines one vital aspect of advocacy and allyship, such as emphasizing acceptance, avoiding assumptions and assuming competence. The advice and strategies laid out in this guide center the wisdom and experiences of Autistic people and enable the reader to confidently speak up with insight and understanding.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Politics of Autism

The Politics of Autism

32. John Elder Robison, “John Robison at IMFAR: On Autism Rights, Ethics, & Priorities,” The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, May 23, 2014. Online: www.thinkingautismguide. com/2014/05/john-robison-at-imfar-on-autism-rights.html.

Author: John J. Pitney Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442249615

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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In the first book devoted exclusively to the contentious politics of autism, noted political scientist and public policy expert John J. Pitney, Jr., explains how autism has evolved into a heated political issue disputed by scientists, educators, social workers, and families. Nearly everything about autism is subject to debate and struggle, including its measurement and definition. Organizational attempts to deal with autism have resulted in not a single “autism policy,” but a vast array of policies at the federal, state, and local levels, which often leave people with autism and their families frustrated and confused. Americans with autism are citizens, friends, coworkers, sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers. No longer simply the objects of public policy, they are active participants in current policy debates. Pitney’s fascinating look at how public policy is made and implemented offers networks of concerned parents, educators, and researchers a compass to navigate the current systems and hope for a path towards more regularized and effective policies for America’s autism community.
Categories: Political Science

Trauma Stigma and Autism

Trauma  Stigma  and Autism

Online version retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4131130/ pdf/10803_2014_Article_2093.pdf. Buckholtz, M. (2017). Autistic, gifted, and Black: An interview with Mike Buckholtz. Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Autism, ...

Author: Gordon Gates

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504779

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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This book presents ground-breaking ideas based on current research on how stigma can cause bodily felt trauma in stigmatised or marginalised people, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Gordon Gates draws on his academic research, professional knowledge as a counsellor, and lived experience with Asperger's syndrome to provide a unique framework for combating the psychological and emotional impact of stigma. Explaining how to develop resilience and essential coping mechanisms to manage distress and improve mental health, this book casts new light on the significance of stigma in mental health, and marks a new way forward for anyone who has been made to feel like an "outsider".
Categories: Psychology

Parenting Bright Kids With Autism

Parenting Bright Kids With Autism

Helping Twice-Exceptional Children With Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism Claire E. Hughes-Lynch ... books on Autism and Neurodiversity” Thinking Person's Guide to Autism http://www.thinkingautismguide.com Ideas and Strategies All ...

Author: Claire E. Hughes-Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000495010

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Parenting Bright Kids With Autism discusses the frustrations, the diagnoses, the challenges, and the joys as parents help their gifted children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) thrive in school and at home. This book: Helps families navigate twice-exceptional life by translating best practice into helpful advice. Guides parents who are trying to reach out, find information, and develop their child's talents. Helps parents acknowledge and get help for, but not focus on, areas of challenge. Is written by a professor of special education who is also a mother of a gifted child with high-functioning autism. Is a revision of the popular Children With High-Functioning Autism. Topics range from understanding the first signs of autism and the diagnosis, finding a support network, and filling out necessary paperwork, to determining the various types of therapies available and planning for adulthood. The book also discusses issues that these kids may face as they become teenagers and enter college. With the advice and encouragement provided in this book, parents will receive valuable insight into this new world of caring for a gifted child with autism.
Categories: Education

Sustainable Community Health

Sustainable Community Health

Sample Online Resources • Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement (open source). ... https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/ • Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/ • Understood.org Neurodiversity: ...

Author: Elias Mpofu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030596873

Category: Psychology

Page: 638

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Applying a trans-disciplinary approach, this book provides a comprehensive, research-based guide to understanding, implementing, and strengthening sustainable community health in diverse international settings. By examining the interdependence of environmental, economic, public health, community wellbeing and development factors, the authors address the systemic factors impacting health disparities, inequality and social justice issues. The book analyzes strategies based on a partnership view of health, in which communities determine their health and wellness working alongside local, state and federal health agencies. Crucially, it demonstrates that communities are themselves health systems and their wellbeing capabilities affect the health of individuals and the collective alike. It identifies health indicators and tools that communities and policy makers can utilize to sustain truly inclusive health systems. This book offers a unique resource for researchers and practitioners working across psychology, mental health, rehabilitation, public health, epidemiology, social policy, healthcare and allied health.
Categories: Psychology

Sensory Stories to Support Additional Needs

Sensory Stories to Support Additional Needs

Identity-First Autistic (n.d.) Autistic Is Not a Dirty Word. Available at www.identityfirstautistic. org, accessed 2 July 2020. Jess at Diary of a Mom (2012) Person First: An Evolution in Thinking. Thinking Person's Guide to Autism.

Author: Joanna Grace

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781839971488

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for people with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autistic children or adults. Sensory stories are perfect for introducing new sensory environments in a safe, interactive way to help reduce associated anxieties and open up new avenues for communication and play. This updated edition is packed with original ready-to-use sensory stories, including 5 additional guest sensory stories by authors from around the world and your very own story template to create a sensory experience personalised for each person. With exclusive 'how to' video content and digital lesson plans, this book is the essential tool for introducing the transformative multi-sensory storytelling method into your home, classroom or group setting. Using everyday items and step-by-step instructions to make incorporating sensory stories accessible and simple, it has never been easier to create inclusive and fun sensory experiences to enhance the lives of those with additional needs.
Categories: Education

Naming Adult Autism

Naming Adult Autism

The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Men's and Boys' Social and Emotional Competence. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. Accessed 3 August 2016. http://www.think ingautismguide.com/.

Author: Dr. James McGrath

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783480425

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Explores representations of ‘high-functioning’ adult autism in autobiographical, scientific and fictional texts to demonstrate the value of Cultural Studies towards understanding autism as a subjective condition and social category.
Categories: Social Science

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults

Michael, A. (2016) 'Imposter syndrome and my late autism diagnosis.' Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. Accessed 13/01/19 at www.thinkingautismguide.com/2016/03/impostersyndrome-and-my-late-autism.html. Nijenhuis, E.R.S., van der Hart, ...

Author: Finn V. Gratton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784508302

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Providing advice on how professionals working with autistic trans youth and adults can tailor their practice to best serve their clients and how parents can support their trans autistic children, this book increases awareness of the large overlap between trans identities and autism. By including chapters on gender diversity basics, neuroqueer trauma and how to support neuroqueer individuals, this book sets out strategies for creating more effective support that takes into account the unique experiences of trans people on the spectrum. Written by a therapist who identifies as neuroqueer, this book is the perfect companion for professionals who want to increase their knowledge of the experiences and needs of their trans autistic clients.
Categories: Social Science