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Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success
by Bissonnette, Barbara A

9781849059435Barbara Bissonnette; Yvona Fast (Foreword by)Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical's Secrets for SuccessThe workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers. - Description from Syndetics
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics, Causes, and Practical Issues
by Boucher, Jill

9781446295670Jill M. BoucherThe Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics, Causes and Practical IssuesWhat are the historical foundations of autism and what precisely is meant by the "autistic spectrum?" How can we explain behavioral patterns of people with autism, young or old, and what are the major theoretical bases for understanding these? What is the latest thinking regarding diagnosis, and what are the most effective strategies for assessment, education and care for people with this condition? This newly updated and enhanced Second Edition covers the latest research on autistic spectrum disorders. Practical yet applied, it explores theories at the psychological, neurobiological and "first cause" levels, as well as methods of assessment, intervention, education, and support. Already popular as an introductory text for those wanting to know more about autism, as well as a source of basic information and references for those familiar with the field, this helpful text is invaluable for students, professionals and even families. Available with Perusall--an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more. - Description from Syndetics
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The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents
by Daily, Cara Marker

9781559570534Cara DailyThe Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & AdolescentsThe Key to Autism is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for any professional assessing and treating autism in children and adolescents. Filled with dozens of case examples, exercises to understand how the brain with autism works, the latest tools for screening and assessment, and "how-to" sections for applied behavior analysis (ABA), this workbook is the key understanding the minds of children and adolescents with autism.* Over 25 downloadable worksheets and activities you can use immediately!* The latest autism research and proven assessment methods* Evidence-based practical strategies for:* Social communication* Self-regulation* Solving challenging behaviors* Improving organization* Creating a positive environment - Description from Syndetics
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School Success for Kids with Autism
by Egel, Andrew L; Holman, Katherine C; Barthold, Christine H

9781593637460Andrew Egel; Katherine C. Holman; Christine BartholdSchool Success for Kids with AutismWith the increasing numbers of children diagnosed with autism each year, parents need the valuable information provided in School Success for Kids With Autism to help ensure their children receive the educational programming they need and deserve. By outlining the best practices found in today's classrooms, School Success for Kids With Autism describes how parents and teachers can work together to create nurturing, supportive, and effective classroom environments from preschool to high school. The book covers topics such as understanding how schools define autism; helping students make transitions between teachers, schools, and grade levels; finding the best instructional strategies and supports for inclusive classrooms; helping kids with homework; selecting curriculum; and providing interventions in the home to help develop needed skills. With practical tools and advice from leaders in the field of autism education, this book is sure to give these students, their parents, and their teachers guidance for success. - Description from Syndetics
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Autism and the Family
by Fiske, Kate E

9780393710557Kate E. Fiske; Tristram SmithAutism and the Family: Understanding and Supporting Parents and SiblingsThe 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. - Description from Syndetics
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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Haddon, Mark

9780385512107Mark HaddonThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. Routine, order and predictability shelter him from the messy, wider world. Then, at fifteen, Christopher's carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor's dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents' marriage. As he tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, we are drawn into the workings of Christopher's mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon's choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotion. The effect is dazzling, making for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing is a mind that perceives the world literally . The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Tim e is one of the freshest debuts in years: a comedy, a heartbreaker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read. - Description from Syndetics
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
by Sicile-Kira, Chantal

9780399166631Chantal Sicile-Kira; Temple Grandin (Foreword by)Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding AutismNewly revised and updated, this award-winning guide covers every aspect of understanding and living with autism today Comprehensive and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, and is written for parents, educators, caregivers, and others looking for accurate information and expert insight. Newly updated to reflect the latest research, treatment methods, and DSM-V criteria, this invaluable book covers: * The causes of autism spectrum disorders * Getting an accurate diagnosis * Treatments based on behavioral, psychological, and biomedical interventions * Coping strategies for families and education needs and programs * Living and working conditions for adults with ASD * Community interaction and teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals **Best Book on Autism for 2017 --Healthline - Description from Syndetics
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
by Silberman, Steve

9781583334676Steve Silberman; Oliver Sacks (Foreword by)NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of NeurodiversityA New York Times bestseller Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.   What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.   Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives.   Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose "little professors" were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences. - Description from Syndetics
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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism
by Suskind, Ron

9781423180364Ron Suskind; Disney Storybook Artists Staff (Illustrator)Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and AutismWhat if you were trapped in a Disney movie, and had to learn about life and love mostly from what could be gleaned from animated characters, dancing across a screen of colour? Asking this question opens a doorway to the most extraordinary of stories. It is the saga of Owen Suskind, who happens to be the son of one of America's most noted writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. He's also autistic. The twisting, 20-year journey of this boy and his family will change that way you see autism, old Disney movies, and the power of imagination. - Description from Syndetics
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