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A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers

This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day.

Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it

Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field

 Link: A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Wiley

A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery

Jonah Adams was diagnosed as autistic at two years and eight months. Just a few years later, a doctor refused to believe such a diagnosis could ever have been given to this healthy, happy boy. This is the true story of how Jonah?s mother, Christina, seized his limited window of opportunity for recovery. Detailing how she utilized a combination of a special diet and one-on-one tutoring with speech therapists and behavioral psychologists, Christina shares the entire journey she undertook to give her child a second chance at a full life.

Link: A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery

Source: Autism Speaks.Org, Amazon.com

Answering Autism From A-Z

Answering Autism From A-Z provides parents, caregivers, teachers and families with informative details on how to deal with Autism on a daily basis. This book is written in an A-Z format for easy access to find exactly what you need in a moments notice.
Karen J. Crystal is a mother and author who has raised a son with Autism from birth to an excelling academic teenager. Karen describes the challenges of raising a Autistic child through the early stages of diagnostic to the constant advocating for her son with the educational system.

Link:  Answering Autism From A-Z

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

 
 

Autism

Autism is the first book on the condition that seeks to combine medical, historical and cultural approaches to an understanding of the condition. Its purpose is to present a rounded portrayal of the ways in which autism is currently represented in the world, It focuses on three broad areas: the facts of scientific research, including new ideas surrounding research into genetics and neuroscience, as well as the details of diagnosis and therapy; the history of the condition as it developed through psychiatric approaches to the rise of parent associations, neurodiversity and autism advocacy; and the fictional and media narratives through which it is increasingly expressed in the contemporary moment. Accessible and written in clear English, Autism is designed for student audiences in English, Disability Studies, Cultural
Studies, History, Sociology, and Medicine and Health, as well as medical practitioners and the general reader. Autism is a condition surrounded by misunderstanding and often defined by contestation and argument. The purpose of this book is to bring clarity to the subject of autism across the full range of its manifestations.

 

Link: Autism

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

 

Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle--A New Developmental Program that Opens the Door to Lifelong Social and Emotional Growth

Steve Gutstein, a psychologist and autism specialist, has dedicated his life to bridging the social gap between children with autism and the rest of us. The result of his efforts is an innovative program—Relational Development Intervention—that takes social skills teaching to the next level. First you'll learn about the social development pathway of neurotypical children and the life-changing detour taken by children on the autism spectrum. The Gutstein takes you beyond theory and describes practical ways to steer children with autism onto a path of self discovery and social awareness, one that will ultimately bring them home to meaningful friendships, shared emotions, and heartfelt connection with the people in their lives.

 

Link: Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle--A New Developmental Program that Opens the Door to Lifelong Social and Emotional Growth

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, Diagnosis... & More!

This extremely comprehensive book goes step-by-step through the symptoms, definitions, assessments, and diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The authors describe ASDs in terms of the parents, teachers, the school system, medical professionals, adult service providers, and private agencies involved. In addition to revealing what parents and professional can expect, this book also provides practical strategies to improve the assessment process and help the child or adult deal with the stress of the evaluations. Finally, they tackle the controversial issues surrounding the causes of ASD and available treatment options.

 

Link: Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, Diagnosis... & More

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide

Based on nearly two decades of Chantal Sicile-Kira's personal and professional experiences with individuals and families affected by this growing epidemic, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, including:
- The causes of autism spectrum disorders
- How to properly diagnose ASDs
- Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and biomedical interventions
- Coping strategies for families
- Educational needs and programs
- Living and working conditions for adults with ASD
- Community interaction
- Teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals

Link: Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

Autism Spectrum Realities

Presented here are the realities in the lives of persons on the autism spectrum, their parents and support providers. This includes challenges in the areas of social, behavior, sensory, motor, communication, education and medicine. Presented in a poetry format, this book provides the reader with a grasp of the world of autism as well as some management strategies for support providers, parents and persons on the autism spectrum.

Link: Autism Spectrum Realities

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure

A London researcher was the first to assert that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMR caused autism in children. Following this "discovery," a handful of parents declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. If mercury caused autism, they reasoned, eliminating it from a child's system should treat the disorder. Consequently, a number of untested alternative therapies arose, and, most tragically, in one such treatment, a doctor injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical in an effort to cleanse him of mercury, which stopped his heart instead.

Link: Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com

Autism: Advancing on the Spectrum: From Inclusion in School to Participation in Life

Do you know someone with autism? Would you like to get more insight into this baffling disorder? This quick read is for you. Full of life lessons learned from the actual journey of a young woman with autism, Katherine Highet, this book will inspire anyone who wants to make a difference in the life of an individual with autism advancing on the spectrum.

 

Link: Autism: Advancing on the Spectrum: From Inclusion in School to Participation in Life

Source: Autism Speaks.Org , Amazon.com


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