Autism in My Family

Autism in My Family Author Sandra Tucker
ISBN-10 9781784502645
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 136
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The relationship between siblings can be tough, and the sibling dynamic can be further challenged when one child has autism. This interactive workbook is designed for siblings of children with autism. Introducing the experience of autism in simple language, children are encouraged to complete activities that identify differences and strengthen relationships. This book is focussed on understanding and supporting a sibling while developing individual emotions and identity. The pages are designed to be drawn on and personalized by the child. Ideal for young children aged 8-12 who have a sibling with autism, the activities can be completed with a parent's guidance or on their own. Full of resources, strategies, and exercises, this workbook can support professionals working with children and facilitate healthy sibling relationships.



Autism What Does It Mean to Me Too

Autism    What Does It Mean to Me  Too Author Sandra Tucker
ISBN-10 1785927078
Release 2017
Pages 136
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An interactive workbook full of dynamic activities for children with siblings on the autism spectrum. Through individualized exercises in understanding and empathy, this book will serve to empower the child and strengthen their sibling relationship.



My family is different

My family is different Author Carolyn Brock
ISBN-10 9781905722303
Release 2007-05-18
Pages 40
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It's not easy having a brother or sister who has autism or Asperger syndrome. Containing puzzles, pictures to draw and colour, games and other activities, this book helps work through some of the issues and celebrates difference. It is for 4-9 year olds. The illustrations are partly coloured to offer colouring-in opportunities.



I Wish My Kids Had Cancer

I Wish My Kids Had Cancer Author Michael Alan
ISBN-10 9781606720707
Release 2008-10
Pages 118
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I Wish My Kids Had Cancer is a fatheras gripping, real glimpse of his familyas struggle to survive with two children with Autism. The book intimately, honestly, and powerfully, addresses the emotional, social, financial, political and medical aspects of a family fighting for their very existence. Learn about the struggle, the epidemic and Help Families In Need! Support Autism Through Song! Download the song aState of Emergencya by world-renowned recording artist Sara Hickman. ALL Proceeds Donated to help Families with Autism! Visit www.iwishmykidshadcancer.com to download or visit www.sarahickman.com to download this powerful, emotionally charged song written in response to this book. Encourage others to listen and download! Help provide hope for those with Autism!



Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable

Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable Author Liane Kupferberg Carter
ISBN-10 9781784502096
Release 2015-10-21
Pages 320
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How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child? Meet Mickey - charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. In this unflinching portrait of family life, Liane Kupferberg Carter gives us a mother's insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a subsequent epilepsy diagnosis, to bullying and Bar Mitzvahs, Mickey's struggles and triumphs along the road to adulthood are honestly detailed to show how one family learned to grow and thrive with autism.



Silent Running

Silent Running Author Robyn K. Schneider
ISBN-10 9781633191730
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 256
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Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but for them, it's about much more than fitness and competition. Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism is the story of how running saved their lives. At 21 months old, identical twin brothers Alex and Jamie were diagnosed with autism. It was 1992, a time when autism was far from a household word, before online autism forums and advocacy groups even existed. Robyn and her husband Allan were heartsick, but determined to find a cure for their sons, and thus their journey into the world of autism began. But soon it was clear that both Alex and Jamie had severe autism and would most likely not be cured. In Silent Running, Robyn Schneider takes readers on an intimate journey from a double diagnosis of autism, through many years of heartache, to a place of joy. Silent Running is a story of unrelenting love, of parents who never stop chasing after the silver lining, intent on finding happiness for their sons. And find happiness they do—in running. In Schneider's moving memoir, readers see Alex and Jamie transformed through running, their lives enriched. And eventually they reach a place where running, rather than autism, defines them. Along the journey, both Robyn and Allan face their own personal challenges. Allan begins running to help manage his symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and Robyn, while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, laces up her own running shoes, determined to run her way to recovery—for her family and for herself. And she hasn't stopped. Despite their incredible daily challenges, Alex and Jamie have now run in almost 150 mainstream races, including nine marathons. And Robyn and Allan have been right there, either cheering for or running alongside their sons. In Silent Running, Robyn Schneider shares her family's remarkable story of triumph in the face of enormous hurdles, and the passion that has fueled their fight. It is an extraordinary and ins



My Autism Book

My Autism Book Author Tamar Levi
ISBN-10 9780857008688
Release 2013-12-21
Pages 48
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My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.



Autism and the Family Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings

Autism and the Family  Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings Author Kate E. Fiske
ISBN-10 9780393710564
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 336
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Ready-to-implement resources and approaches for effective professional care in school and clinical settings. The reverberations of autism spectrum disorders among parents and siblings can be complex. Parents may grapple with the impact of their child's initial diagnosis, wrestle with the tension between their professional ambitions and family obligations, and labor to maintain a healthy union with their partners. Brothers and sisters may be given less attention, asked to assume a more adult role than they feel ready for, or strive for meaningful connection and communication with their sibling and parents. Although the energy of clinicians, teachers, and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder is often focused intensively on the child who is diagnosed, the practitioner can also be an invaluable resource for the child's family. Drawing upon clinical research and firsthand family interviews, this book helps clinicians understand the experiences of parents and siblings of a child with ASD from the time of diagnosis through adulthood. It provides clear recommendations for sensitive, informed professional support. Step-by-step in each chapter, Fiske elucidates such vital subjects as: Understanding the experience of diagnosis Recognizing patterns of parent stress over time Appreciating and navigating the effects of ASD on relationships between parents Involving and providing support for siblings Integrating grandparents and other extended family in care and treatment Understanding a family's culture Identifying and developing effective coping strategies Building a strong rapport with parents and family Guiding parents in the treatment of autism And many more, including key takeaways for assisting families in managing feelings of grief and guilt, navigating support options, treatment resources, and related financial concerns, and calibrating the division of labor in the home. Autism and the Family supplies all the foundations necessary for professionals to understand the full impact of ASD on the child, siblings, and parents and cultivate an empathic, supportive approach to treatment for the entire family.



Our Family Journey with Autism

Our Family Journey with Autism Author Laura Nelson
ISBN-10 1533275149
Release 2016-08-03
Pages 92
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This is a story I wrote about my sons and family growing up and dealing with Autism, Things that we went through and still are on a daily basis.



Let Me Hear Your Voice

Let Me Hear Your Voice Author Catherine Maurice
ISBN-10 0709063466
Release 1998
Pages 323
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A story told by a mother, of how two children were rescued from the tragedy of autism. This book presents the story of Maurice family's struggle and triumph. It also talks about intensive behavioural therapy - a treatment that leads to dramatic improvement, and in some cases full recovery from autism.



Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Author Ellen Notbohm
ISBN-10 9781935274995
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 155
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Brimming with insight, compassion, and spirited humor, Ellen Notbohm’s timeless book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical role adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. An all-new section explores ten more essential, thought-provoking “things” to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and a thoughtful appendix offers more than 70 questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. A perennial autism bestseller, Ten Things now sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.



Overcoming Autism

Overcoming Autism Author Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780698157439
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 336
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There have been huge advances in our ability to diagnose autism and in the development of effective interventions that can change children’s lives. In this extraordinary book, Lynn Kern Koegel, a leading clinician, researcher, and cofounder of the renowned Autism Research Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara, combines her cutting-edge expertise with the everyday perspectives of Claire LaZebnik, a writer whose experience with a son with autism provides a rare window into the disorder. Together, they draw on the highly effective “pivotal response” approach developed at the center to provide concrete ways of improving the symptoms of autism and the emotional struggles that surround it, while reminding readers never to lose sight of the humor that lurks in the disability’s quirkiness or the importance of enjoying your child. From the shock of diagnosis to the step-by-step work with verbal communication, social interaction, self-stimulation, meltdowns, fears, and more, the answers are here-in a book that is as warm and nurturing as it is authoritative.



Siblings

Siblings Author Jane Johnson
ISBN-10 9781849058292
Release 2010
Pages 94
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Children, teenagers and adults talk about what it is like growing up with siblings on the autism spectrum. They recount the good, bad and annoying stories, but also show the wisdom they've gained growing up quickly and learning to love their siblings for who they are.



My Picture Perfect Family

My Picture Perfect Family Author Marguerite Elisofon
ISBN-10 1938595041
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 294
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On December 26th, 1990 Marguerite Elisofon gave birth to premature twins: Samantha and Matthew. Marguerite and her husband soon noticed their daughter lagged behind her brother in ways that scared them. Samantha, they learned, was on the autistic spectrum. Most "experts" weren't optimistic about her chances for leading a normal life and prepared the Elisofons for the worst. But Marguerite and her family refused to accept these limitations. Twenty-three challenging years later, Samantha graduated from Pace University . . . cum laude! In My Picture Perfect Family, Marguerite tells her family's courageous story. At the end of the twentieth century, when the current supports for children on the autistic spectrum did not exist, Marguerite and her family pioneered their own path. They encountered "special" schools with questionable methods, naysayers telling them to lower their expectations, as well as their own worst fears of what Samantha --and their family--might become. But nothing could shake Marguerite's determination to hold her family together, and nothing could deter Samantha's tremendous persistence, boundless energy and drive to succeed. Addressing not only her disabilities but also her talents, the Elisofons discovered Samantha was a lyrical soprano with perfect pitch. They encouraged Samantha to take singing lessons at age ten, and she gradually developed a strong enough voice to perform the national anthem at Pace University's 2014 freshman convocation. When you hear about autism, it's often the extreme cases. But the vast majority of individuals lie somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Marguerite's memoir is an inspiring account of how an "ordinary" family faced the challenges of raising a child with disabilities and achieved extraordinary results. My Picture Perfect Family is a universal story about the struggles and successes of a family determined to leave no child behind. It's a tale of unconditional love, a portrait of authentic parenthood, and a message of hope to all families. Most of all, it's a true story about never giving up on your child, or your famil.



A Friend s and Relative s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend s and Relative s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism Author Ann Palmer
ISBN-10 0857005677
Release 2012-04-15
Pages 224
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When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), what the family really need, and often lack, is positive reassurance and understanding from those closest to them. This book is packed with advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary support. Explaining the diagnosis and characteristics of ASD, this helpful guide uses examples from real families to illustrate the complex feelings that parents and each member of the family are likely to go through after a child is diagnosed. It gives practical tips on help that might be needed most, details the possible changes that will take place as the family adjusts and concludes with a comprehensive guide to other useful sources of information. This book will help strengthen relationships between parents and their extended family and friends, enabling a reliable support system to develop which will remain crucial to the child throughout their life.



The Effects of Autism on the Family

The Effects of Autism on the Family Author Eric Schopler
ISBN-10 9781489922939
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 364
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As the oldest statewide program serving autistic people in the United States, North Carolina's Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren) has had a major impact on ser vices for these people and their families. As we move into our second decade, we are frequently questioned about all aspects of our procedures, techniques, and program. Of all the questions that are asked, however, the one that comes up most frequently and seems to set our program apart from others concerns the ways in which we work with families. To help answer this question we identified what we have found to be the major components in our parent-professional relationships, and we elaborate on these with the most current research informa tion, clinical insights, and community knowledge available through the expertise of our distinguished contributors. Our purpose was to collect the most recent information and to organize the resulting volume along the outlines of the par ent-professional relationship found most important in the TEACCH program. Thus, the four main sections of the book include these four major ways profes sionals work with parents: as their advocates, their trainers, their trainees, and their reciprocal emotional support source. To the extent this effort was success ful, we acknowledge that it is easier to organize book chapters along these dimensions than it is to provide their implementation in the field.



Autism Early Intervention

Autism Early Intervention Author Raun Melmed
ISBN-10 9781932565591
Release 2007
Pages 89
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Parents who find out their child might have autism are overwhelmed with doctors, therapists, and information all at once. It can be difficult for these parents to find the answers they need in a sea of resources, especially for a parent who is not familiar with autism terminology and treatments. This little book is the perfect way to get acquainted with autism and early intervention strategies. It answers questions such as: What is autism? What are the signs of autism? Who is involved in my child's evaluation? What should I expect at the time of diagnosis? What are the goals of early intervention? How do I choose which treatments are right for my child? In addition to Dr. Melmed's compassionate yet practical advice, this book offers: easy-to-read charts a glossary of autism terms and a comprehensive, annotated list of resources.