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Publication Year: 8/1/2009 ISBN:

0470475870

Author: Stillman, William EAN:

9780470475874

Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child’s Place in th

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As an adult with Asperber’s Syndrome, Stillman sweeps aside the conventional and largely misinformed perceptions of autism to reveal the truth about autism:, including:*People with autism are intelligent, insightful, and inspired human beings entitled to participate and contribute to the fullest in all aspects of our society. Autistic people may have unique non-verbal communication and behaviors that need to be understood and appreciated*Parents and educators can enrich their relationship with ASD kids through a belief in competence and an understanding of how these kids think, learn, and retain information*Parents and educators need to be wary of an”autism industry” that is prone to exacerbate a culture of fear and shame regarding kids who have an autism spectrum disorder with over-medication and expensive treatment.* People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have a special warmth, love and knowingness. They want to teach people what being autistic has shown them about having compassion, tolerance, sensitivity, spirituality,and unconditional love.* Isolating therapies and medications are are necessary for some but not all individuals on the spectrum of Autism Disorders.* Current conventional incentive and reward systems send the wrong message to autistic kids and don’t work How parents can appreciate their autistic children prevent them from being pathologized, over-medicated, and marginalizedIn this groundbreaking book, William Stillman, an expert and passionate advocate of Autism Spectrum Disorders, offers a commonsense guide for parenting autistic children. He gives mothers and fathers, caregivers, and teachers the information they need to recognized an autistic child’s unique personality, passions, and intellect and therefore liberate them from today’s culture of fear. He shows why the current conventional incentive and reward systems send the wrong message to autistic kids and just don’t work. This book offers a sensible ten-step guide for enriching relationships with autistic kids through a belief in their essential competence. Includes information that liberates parents from the culture of fear surrounding autism Explains how kids with autism are intelligent but may have unconventional methods of communication that need to be understood and appreciated Shows why your child doesn’t need traditional therapy or medication to “treat” autism Written by an acclaimed expert on the topic of autism, who is himself an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome978-0-470-425260-8A comprehensive guide for taking a year off between high school and collegeThis is a groundbreaking book for the 45,000 students every year who want to get a better college education by taking a year off between high school and college. This new strategy is recommended and supported by top level Ivy League and division-one universities. The book contains criteria and self-quizzes to determine if you should take a gap year, offers ideas for activities to pursue, includes listing of a wide-variety of programs, shows the developmental, psychological, and educational benefit of the gap year. The book also includes case studies from a diverse range of students and their families. Comprehensive guide for those applying to or already admitted to college, post grad private and high school athletes seeking a better chance for college Includes a wealth of self-assessments, suggestions, and ideas for kids just wanting to take a break and gain some experience and maturity Contains recommendations for a variety of economical work/study, national service or working abroad study and adventure programs Filled with case studies from a diverse group of students and their families William Stillman, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, presents his latest revolutionary and thought-provoking book, Empowered Autism Parenting, as a challenge to parents of children with autism to perceive their child’s experience from a totally new and unique “inside-out” perspective by understanding the following:Children with autism are intelligent but may have unconventional methods of communication-“behaviors” that need to be understood and appreciated Acknowledging your child’s true intellect despite diagnoses to the contrary Realizing your own “autisms” to see why we are all more alike than different Why your child doesn’t need traditional therapy or medication to “treat” autism How the autism industry perpetuates parental fear and guilt Understanding your non-verbal child’s symbolic communications as legitimate ways of expression Identifying your child’s passionate interests if he appears to have none Why the real autism “epidemic” has nothing to do with young children How those autism ribbons and public awareness cards can send the wrong message Understanding how your child best thinks, learns, and retains information. Ten ways to enrich the relationship with your child through a belief in competenceIn his most candid work to date, Stillman also shatters myths about high-cost therapies and “autism medications”-grist for an industry that promotes a culture of fear about autism. Stillman clears aside the clinical and pathological perceptions of autism to reveal the truth: people with autism are intelligent, insightful and inspired human beings entitled to participate and contribute to the fullest.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0470475870
ISBN-13 9780470475874

Key Details
Author William Stillman
Number Of Pages 224 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2009-08-17
Language English
Publisher Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
Publication Year 2009

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2009

Dimensions
Weight 9.9 Oz
Height 0.6 In.
Width 6.2 In.
Length 8.9 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2009-009802
LC Classification Number RJ506.A9S757 2009
Dewey Decimal 618.92/89
Dewey Edition 22

Reviews
“…for its suggestions of cultivating a healthier mindset, it s a winner.” LibraryJournal.com (August 28, 2009) Hooray! & Hooray! & Finally a book that offers real hope and resources for parents of Autistic children to understand what their child is experiencing, and to make life for themselves and their child easier to manage. & Mr. Stillman speaks from experience as a person living with& Aspergers& Syndrome and as an advocate for those on the spectrum who cant speak for themselves.& An expert and passionate advocate for those with autism, William Stillman has written a commonsense guide for parenting children with autism. & He believes that by giving those around the autistic child the information that they need to recognize their childs unique personality, will help liberate them from the culture of fear and the& stigma& so prevalent in our society.& He demonstrates why the current methods that are used dont tend to work, and offers a tenstep guide for a better, more fulfilling relationship with children with autism. & By believing that they are essentially competent to handle tasks, their lives are enriched and so are the lives of those around them. Marta Hoelscher, BasilandSpice.com & Empowered Autism Parents is thoughtprovoking. It offers hope and realworld information for parents of children with Autism. Stillman puts aside common misperceptions to reveal the truth: & people with autism are intelligent, insightful and inspiredthey just have a different way of showing their talents. And who would know better than someone who has spent his life advocating for himself and all those individuals who have been lucky enough to work with him? Carine Nadal, Fabulously40.com & Stillman, an adult with Asperger s syndrome, encourages parents of children with autism to try to understand their child s perspective of the disorder. He urges parents to discard a “fixit” mentality and instead embrace their children as they are and to recognize their intelligence, and contribution to society, without viewing their difficulties or deficits as a hindrance. Stillman discounts the medical and diagnostic perceptions of autism to propose a reverence of those with differences and a desire to understand better their unique communication methods and insights. Lisa M. Jordan, Library Journal & “…for its suggestions of cultivating a healthier mindset, it’s a winner.” -LibraryJournal.com (August 28, 2009) “…for its suggestions of cultivating a healthier mindset, it?s a winner.” -LibraryJournal.com (August 28, 2009) ?Hooray! Hooray! Finally a book that offers real hope and resources for parents of Autistic children to understand what their child is experiencing, and to make life for themselves and their child easier to manage. Mr. Stillman speaks from experience as a person living with Asperger’s Syndrome and as an advocate for those on the spectrum who can’t speak for themselves. An expert and passionate advocate for those with autism, William Stillman has written a commonsense guide for parenting children with autism. He believes that by giving those around the autistic child the information that they need to recognize their child’s unique personality, will help liberate them from the culture of fear and the stigma so prevalent in our society. He demonstrates why the current methods that are used don’t tend to work, and offers a ten-step guide for a better, more fulfilling relationship with children with autism. By believing that they are essentially competent to handle tasks, their lives are enriched and so are the lives of those around them.? — Marta Hoelscher, BasilandSpice.com ?Empowered Autism Parents is thought-provoking. It offers hope and real-world information for parents of children with Autism. Stillman puts aside common misperceptions to reveal the truth: people with autism are intelligent, insightful and inspired-they just have a different way of showing their talents. And who would know better than someone who has spent his life advocating for himself and all those individuals who have been lucky enough to work with him?? — Carine Nadal, Fabulously40.com ?Stillman, an adult with Asperger?s syndrome, encourages parents of children with autism to try to understand their child?s perspective of the disorder. He urges parents to discard a “fix-it” mentality and instead embrace their children as they are and to recognize their intelligence, and contribution to society, without viewing their difficulties or deficits as a hindrance. Stillman discounts the medical and diagnostic perceptions of autism to propose a reverence of those with differences and a desire to understand better their unique communication methods and insights.? — Lisa M. Jordan, Library Journal

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