Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Paperback – Jan 1 2005
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Yvonne Christian, adult with Asperger’s and writer of the blog “Outside In”
Assistant Director of Publications
Editor in Chief, Children’s Voice Magazine
Child Welfare League of America
About the Author
Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm's writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica--yet). Her books, "Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew," "Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew," and "The Autism Trail Guide "are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both "Ten Things" books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for "Autism Asperger's Digest "magazine and "Children's Voice," she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk "1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," a "Learning" Magazine 2006 Teachers' Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to "Ancestry" magazine, has published political commentary in the "Chicago Tribune "and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at www.ellennotbohm.com.
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People, children in particular are people first, not "autistic child, autistic person." Autism is a shorthand label for specific behaviors that are rooted in neurobiology. In short, autism is a sensori-neurobiological condition.
The main theme and the common thread that links the ten items on this "wish list" of sorts is extending basic human courtesy to people with autism. Readers will be provided ways in order to help honor the rights, dignity and best interests of people with autism. Parents and educators in particular will take this book to heart.
This author translates seemingly bizarre behavior to the neurotypical world. All behavior has a sensory base. Many people with autism have hyperacute hearing. Show me someone with autism who doesn't hate loud noises and I'll show you a singing Boston bulldog who can tap dance as well. All sensory modes are heightened in people who have autism. Smells are stronger; certain materials are unbearable to the touch and in some cases painful; tastes are very strong; the sight of certain things can elicit strong reactions that are either very positive or very negative. I knew people with autism who hated blinking lights and retreat or cover their eyes when in the presence of a light that blinked on and off.
Beatle fans with autism are a very interesting group indeed. The mere sight of a Beatle picture brings strong positive reactions; the Beatles' music triggers a series of highly positive responses as well.
This brilliant book demystifies meltdowns and identifies triggers. In cowboy parlance, this book will help you head them off at the pass.Read more ›
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Sometimes simplicity is the best choice and this definately fills that need! Much of it is common sense but for those who deal with autistic kids don't seem to have this so great... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2014 by Roslyn Morgan
The book has taught me things I didn't know about autism and has opened my eyes to a lot of important things I did not know about autism. Read morePublished on June 16 2012 by Kramr
Awesome book. I have purchased 2 of these books and gave one to my son's SERT at his school. Gives a true view of the little things that we take for granted.Published on Dec 28 2011 by alleyjenn
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