Autism In Heels

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510732853
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The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Autism in Heels, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman. Beyond being a memoir, Autism in Heels is a love letter to all women. It’s a conversation starter. A game changer. And a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos). Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism "looks a bit different in pink," most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. Autism in Heels takes that message to the mainstream. From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.

Sisterhood Of The Spectrum

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500569
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Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood? Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage girls with Asperger syndrome. Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self. With illustrations by an Aspie teen and inspirational quotes from well-known, female Aspie voices, including Temple Grandin, Rudy Simone, Robyn Steward, and Haley Moss, Sisterhood of the Spectrum is your perfect companion on the "yellow brick road" to womanhood. It will leave you empowered, informed and excited to be different.

Love Heels

Author: Patricia Dibsie
Editor: Yorkville PressInc
ISBN:
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Stories about dogs trained for service to people with disabilities and the relationships that they develop with their owners.

Examining The Federal Response To Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Operations
Editor:
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Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel S Autism

Author: Peter J. Hotez
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421439808
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"—from the foreword by Arthur L. Caplan, NYU School of Medicine

The Future Challenges Of Autism

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness
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Asperkids

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006479
File Size: 65,97 MB
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As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer O'Toole provides the definitive insider's view of Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and by exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches. This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties create the need for concrete forms of communication, and provides original methods to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth. Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents, educators, and other professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning.

The Asperkid S Game Plan

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007793
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The Asperkid's Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce structured play that engages Asperkids and explicitly addresses ASD weaknesses while reinforcing ASD strengths. Showing how just about anything can be turned into an opportunity for learning and growth, the book is full of go-to ideas for making simple play equipment in the home or classroom and using it to develop core skills that Asperkids struggle with, from fine motor and social skills, to planning and organization. Whether it's origami math, fried marbles, or a bug's eye view scavenger hunt, every game, project, and idea in the book is explained with clear directions and learning objectives and illustrated with color photographs. Jennifer O'Toole's enthusiastic approach and fun lessons, based on Montessori principles, will inspire and motivate parents, educators, and therapists to make purposeful play a part of every Asperkid's day.

Functional Behavior Assessment For People With Autism

Author: Beth A. Glasberg
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Describes functional behaviour assessment (FBA), which is a strategy that parents and professionals can use to identify the factors contributing to problem behaviour. This book explains how children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are susceptible to unwanted behaviours, and helps cope with their challenging behaviour.

The Asperkid S Secret Book Of Social Rules

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006851
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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

Head Over Heels

Author: Stephanie Mittman
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780440225553
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With the threat of losing her home and her foster kids, Nan Springfield is grateful for the kindness of a stranger named Harry Woolery, who helps her sort through the financial mess her late husband left behind, but she is uncertain of how to deal with her attraction to the man

The Asperkid S Launch Pad

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007270
File Size: 35,54 MB
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For Asperkids, home is both their protected lair and their launch pad into success in a neurotypical world. Jennifer O'Toole provides parents with all the help they need in planning their home environment to encourage their Asperkid superheroes to soar. The Asperkid's Launch Pad is a visually-led guide to preparing a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. From a bedroom light switch that the child can easily reach, to a tucked-away safe place that he or she can retreat to when feeling overwhelmed or anxious, small changes in the home can boost the child's self-confidence, independence, comfort and life skills. Award-winning author Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. Beautifully presented with color photographs throughout, this functional and fun book will win a place in the homes and hearts of all parents of children with Asperger syndrome.

Autism

Author: Ruth A. Huebner
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Compiles theoretical and empirical literature on the sensory and motor deficits of autism along with treatment applications of the sensorimotor approach. Emphasis is placed on considering sensorimotor differences as part of a comprehensive management plan that includes communication, social, cognitive, and behavioral strategies. Reviews the literature on the incidence and management of sensory and motor dysfunction in autism, gives ideas for assessment and intervention using the sensorimotor approach, and explains contributions from neuropsychology, sensory processing, and attachment theory.

Understanding The Nature Of Autism

Author: Janice E. Janzen
Editor: Psychological Corporation
ISBN:
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The purpose of this manual is to develop a better understanding of autism and its treatment. Visual aids and anecdotes illustrate key concepts: case studies and actual situations for applying concepts and principles; guidelines for evaluating the volume of information about autism; reproducible forms; and parent stories. Chapters explain: the learning style common among those with autism; the effects of autism on language, communication and social development; and the effects of autism on behaviour.

When Autism Strikes

Author: Robert A. Catalano
Editor: Springer
ISBN:
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To lose a child is tragic; to lose a child who still lives is beyond comprehension. Yet this is the experience of the mothers and fathers who tell their very personal stories in this important book. Their children, born healthy and happy, lost their minds to a mysterious disorder with no known cause or cure: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD). Also called late-onset autism, this malady differs from typical autism in that it afflicts children after one to three years of apparently normal development, and long-term deterioration may lead to even poorer behavioral and developmental functioning. How do families respond to such ever-present loss? In When Autism Strikes, the parents of eight such children from around the world present their own stories, in their own words. They describe their first suspicions, their struggles to find a cause, and the means by which they cope, day to day. Heartbreaking yet inspiring, this courageous document brings to light a scientific mystery and a human tragedy.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Amy M. Wetherby
Editor: Brookes Pub
ISBN:
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A reference guide to autism spectrum disorders that provides an in-depth overview of the communication, language, social, and behavioral issues of autism spectrum disorders.

Creative Therapy For Children With Autism Add And Asperger S

Author: Janet Tubbs
Editor: Square One Pub
ISBN:
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Just because a child may appear stubborn or difficult, doesn't mean the child isn't itelligent, curious, or creative. With the right approach such a child can be reached, taught, and, hopefully, started on the road to improvement. The daily lessons provided in this book may be just what you and your child have been waiting for.

Helping Children With Autism To Learn

Author: Stuart Powell
Editor: David Fulton Pub
ISBN:
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This book considers how individuals with Autism can be enabled to learn through specific approaches to teaching that draw together understandings of how such individuals think and learn, and the implications for those who aim to teach them. A new and coherent perspective on the education of individuals with Autism is offered - a pedagogy for Autism. Both teachers and parents will benefit from the insights this book offers into reasons behind Autistic ways of behaving and guidance about ways of responding

Preschool Education Programs For Children With Autism

Author: Sandra L. Harris
Editor:
ISBN:
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Exploring The Spectrum Of Autism And Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Author: Carolyn Murray-Slutsky
Editor: Communication Skill Builders
ISBN:
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This book is a resource for therapists, teachers, and parents who are interested in learning more about the spectrum of autism and appropriate intervention strategies. It provides a holistic view of autistic spectrum disorders and the children who experience them.