My Brother Autism and Me

My Brother Autism and Me Author Aisha Pope
ISBN-10 9781469124698
Release 2010-02-10
Pages 24
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My brother has autism. My mother told me so. In case you’re not sure what that means, I’ll tell you what I know... So begins My Brother – Autism – And Me, one little boy’s story about the good and some not so good times of life in his family with his brother who has autism. With this picture book bound to delight children and educate adults, Author Aisha Pope introduces readers to the developmental delay, autism, through the eyes of a sibling. In the pages of My Brother – Autism – And Me, readers meet a little boy who sometimes struggles to make sense of his brother´s unusual behavior. He understands that because of autism, his brother does some things differently, but when he sees how much attention that gets him from parents and teachers, he sometimes feels left out. Illustrator Alicia Diane Durand’s vibrant and engaging pictures bring Aisha Pope’s words to life in an attempt to help siblings of children with autism see that their feelings are normal, and that many other children feel the same way. An author´s note provides a list of tools that parents can use to encourage and include their typically developing children, as well as their children with special needs.



Autism and Me

Autism and Me Author Ouisie Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781497643840
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 32
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“If you see a kid with autism on the street, don’t yell at her if she’s doing something wrong. She can’t help it. Autism is really challenging,” explains Christian, who tells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautiful girl who loves to swim. In these moving essays, Christian and many other kids tell what it’s like to live with siblings who have autism. Sometimes they can’t talk much. Sometimes they have tantrums. It can be tough for a family, but there are happy surprises, too. “Autism has helped us to become a better family,” adds Christian. “It teaches us patience and understanding.” Ouisie Shapiro’s inspiring book shows how children—and all of us—can grow in wisdom, acceptance, and love. Steven Vote’s warm photos capture the rich emotional life of these amazing families.



Voices from the Spectrum

Voices from the Spectrum Author Cindy N. Ariel
ISBN-10 9781843107866
Release 2006
Pages 268
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This compelling collection of personal accounts, from people on the autism spectrum and those who care for them, presents insights into autism from many different perspectives. The contributors describe their experiences, including reactions to diagnosis and childhood memories.



Siblings

Siblings Author Jane Botsford Johnson
ISBN-10 0857002813
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 96
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Growing up with a sibling on the autistic spectrum can be difficult, and the needs of a child with autism often overwhelm a family, leaving neurotypical children feeling overshadowed. For the first time, the 'neurotypical' siblings get to have their say. They recount the good, the bad, and the downright annoying in a way that all young people in a similar situation will immediately recognise. Young siblings of all ages candidly recount how being 'the neurotypical one' can be tiring, frustrating, and lonely, but equally rewarding, and every story is injected with wisdom gained by young people who often have to grow up a lot more quickly than their peers. This book is essential reading for children and teenagers with a sibling on the autistic spectrum, and for parents wishing to understand how autism in the family will affect their neurotypical child.



Siblings

Siblings Author James J. Crist
ISBN-10 9781575427645
Release 2010-01-15
Pages 128
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Brothers and sisters: they can make great friends, and it’s nice to have someone who’ll love you no matter what. But kids know siblings can be a real drag, too. Full-color illustrations and humorous, kidfriendly text teach kids how to cope with problems of fairness, jealousy, conflict, tattling, privacy, and other things that can make having siblings so difficult. Kids learn how to cope with a new baby in the home and how to handle special situations such as siblings with special needs, step-siblings, and adopted siblings. Unlike most other books on the topic, Siblings doesn’t dwell on sibling rivalry; it focuses on building positive relationships. After all, siblings can grow up to be the best of friends.



My Brother Kevin Has Autism

My Brother Kevin Has Autism Author Richard Carlson
ISBN-10 9780595222063
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 118
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Wonder what life would be like with an autistic savant in your family?



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 Killed My Brother

Autism Killed My Brother Author Tom Jacibons
ISBN-10 1533095256
Release 2016-05-04
Pages 54
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Tom shares how untreated autism killed his brother. Autism affects all of us in different ways and no two people are the same. Tom's brother Seth struggled with autism because he wanted to be neurotypical. Tom never desired to be neurotypcial and embraced his autism. He tried to get Seth to embrace his autism and do the same thing but Seth was too far gone and sick. Seth needed a lot of help. Seth tried to get help with social skills coaching only to find out that insurance would not cover it because there was no scientific evidence that it worked. Seth was furious that the insurance industry would treat him and others with autism like they were science experiments. He wrote a lot of letters to politicians and even to the president about why he needed social skills coaching and yet not one person was able to simply reply to his emails. Seth felt even more discouraged that no one would listen to him and he became very agitated and ended up killing himself. Seth met and fell in love with one woman in 2006. She was his everything for three weeks until she decided that she did not like him and sent him a text telling him that it was over and she was not interested any more. I think that experience is what eventually led to Seth's suicide. It is very important to raise awareness about suicide and autism. There is a higher risk of suicide among adults with autism than their neurotypical counterparts. It is not surprising that due to the social isolation and loneliness that a person with autism would commit suicide. Seth was a great brother and friend. It saddens me that he lost his battle with autism. While I do not see having autism as being a battle because it is a part of who I am I know that Seth had a very difficult time accepting his autism and loving himself for who he is. Because of this he took his life leaving myself and my parents behind to cope wondering what else we could have done to help him. Here is an excerpt from the book. "Samantha was only in the relationship to take advantage of someone who did not know any better. She kept telling Seth if he bought her things she would take care of him and provide for him. Seth had never had a relationship and did not realize that you did not have to buy people things in order to get them to like you. Seth had no idea he was being taken advantage of and since he did not tell everyone what was going on no one was able stop him or help him. Seth spent three weeks dating this woman and spent over $4,000.00 on her. Samantha did not even like Seth and was just using him. Imagine being Seth and finding out the woman you love does not love you nor does she care about you. How would that make you feel? It would turn out that Samantha was actually engaged to be married and her wedding was called off by the groom at the last minute. She was only looking for a rebound relationship but Seth was looking to get married and sweep her off her feet."



Poems and Short Stories About My Brother Kevin Who Has Autism

Poems and Short Stories About My Brother Kevin Who Has Autism Author Richard W. Carlson
ISBN-10 9780595228454
Release 2002-05-01
Pages 128
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Life can be interesting with an autistic brother!



Brotherly Feelings

Brotherly Feelings Author Sam Frender
ISBN-10 1846425948
Release 2007-01-25
Pages 64
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It isn't easy being eight years old and having an older brother whom other children often misunderstand. They don't realize that when he doesn't laugh at their jokes it's because he doesn't understand them. They don't know that when he doesn't speak to them or look at them it's because he doesn't know what to say or how to make eye contact. They don't realize that he behaves this way because he has something called Asperger's Syndrome. Sam knows that his brother Eric is different from him because his brain works differently. So, when the other children bully Eric, it makes Sam feel protective of him. But sometimes, when Eric behaves oddly, Sam feels embarrassed too. Sometimes, when Eric gets lots of attention, it makes Sam feel resentful - then, when he considers that Eric needs a lot of help and attention, it makes Sam feel guilty for feeling resentful. There are so many different feelings Sam experiences! Brotherly Feelings explores the emotions that siblings of children with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) commonly experience. With illustrations throughout, this book will help siblings to understand that their emotional responses - whatever they are - are natural and OK. It is the ideal book for parents and professionals to use with siblings to discuss their emotional experiences, and will also help children with AS to form an understanding of the feelings of other family members.



Evocative Objects

Evocative Objects Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 0262291649
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 400
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For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.



The Age of the Infovore

The Age of the Infovore Author Tyler Cowen
ISBN-10 1101432993
Release 2010-06-29
Pages 272
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"Will change the way you think about thinking."—Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind Renowned behavioral economist and commentator Tyler Cowen shows that our supernetworked world is changing the way we think—and empowering us to thrive in any economic climate. Whether it is micro-blogging on Twitter or buying single songs at iTunes, we can now customize our lives to shape our own specific needs. In other words, we can create our own economy—and live smarter, happier, fuller lives. At a time when apocalyptic thinking has become all too common, Cowen offers a much-needed Information Age manifesto that will resonate with readers of Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational, Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and everyone hungry to understand our potential to withstand, and even thrive, in any economic climate.



Social Stories for Kids in Conflict

Social Stories for Kids in Conflict Author John Ling
ISBN-10 9781351693745
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 240
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This is a practical guide to help young people improve their behaviour. Designed to help all those who work and/or live with young people who have difficulties with their behaviours and relationships with others, this book is a practical guide to help young people become more aware of their behaviour and its effect on other people. Focusing on mediation (including communication, the unblocking of channels, the breaking down of barriers, the righting of wrongs, making amends, and restorative justice), the book includes: dialogues used by a neutral person to highlight difficulties and possible changes in behaviour; cartoons and other visual techniques that can be used to present alternative ways to discuss problems; examples of social stories covering personal stuff, daily routines, home life, social skills, homework, work and playtime, PE and games, as well as a guide to writing your own social stories; and, Powerpoint presentation for staff, parents and carers.



Infantile Autism

Infantile Autism Author Stephen M. Edelson
ISBN-10 9781784500573
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 352
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In 1964, the release of Dr. Bernard Rimland's book, Infantile Autism, revolutionized the autism field by providing the autism community with much-needed guidance on how to understand and treat individuals on the spectrum. He single-handedly realigned the field from a psychodynamic, parent-blaming perspective to a scientific, physiological course of action. This 50th anniversary edition presents the original book with contributions from leaders in the autism field, including Drs. Martha Herbert and Simon Baron-Cohen, who celebrate Dr. Rimland's exceptional work, and place his findings within the context of autism as we understand it today. Bringing Dr. Rimland's findings up to date for a new generation of readers, this book will be fascinating reading for parents and those on the autism spectrum as well as professionals working with autism and anyone with an interest in autism and/or psychological theory.



Sometimes My Brother

Sometimes My Brother Author Angie Healy
ISBN-10 9781932565317
Release 2005
Pages 52
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Three-year old Foster explains his perspective of his older brother, Gavin, who has autism. Shows the challenges the boys face and the obstacles they overturn. Demonstrates what autism is all about, and lets other siblings of children with autism know tha



Targeting Autism

Targeting Autism Author Shirley Cohen
ISBN-10 052093301X
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 258
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Targeting Autism reaches out to everyone who lives with or cares about a young child with autism. First published in 1998 and updated in 2002, author Shirley Cohen has recast this best seller throughout to chart the dynamics of the autism world in the first years of the twenty-first century. In this expanded edition she provides specifics about the new developments that have modified the map of the world of autism or that may do so in the near future.



Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism Author Jane Botsford Johnson
ISBN-10 1846427665
Release 2008-02-15
Pages 192
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Families of Adults with Autism is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their parents and siblings. The individual accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from mega-doses of vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. The contributors also relate how they have worked with their children or siblings to help them to function at their highest possible level, be it showing an awareness of their environment, holding down a full-time job in a local store, competing in the Special Olympics, or achieving international recognition as an artist. This book will offer practical and heartwarming advice to families who are affected by autism spectrum disorders, and provide insights for professionals working with people with ASDs.