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 0807504874
Release 2009
Pages 32
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In these moving essays, Children tell their story of what it’s like to live with a sibling who has autism.



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.



The World of the Autistic Child

The World of the Autistic Child Author Bryna Siegel
ISBN-10 0195119177
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 351
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For thousands of loving and concerned parents of autistic children, the suspicion that something may be wrong comes long before the clinical diagnosis of autism, PDD (pervasive developmental disorder), or Asperger's syndrome. When rounds of testing and consultations confirm parents' worst fears, their emotional turmoil is matched by an overriding practical concern: What do we do next? The World of the Autistic Child is by far the most complete and comprehensive book ever written for the parents of autistic children, and for the teachers, child specialists, and other professionals that care for them. Written by Dr. Bryna Siegel, a developmental psychologist and director of a large university clinic for autistic children, it provides help and hope not only for the children, but for their families--the parents, grandparents, siblings, and other caregivers who must come to grips with their own grief and confusion following a diagnosis of autism or other related disorder. Dr. Siegel believes that parents' best defense is to acquire, as early as possible, the knowledge and the parenting skills they will need to work with professionals to help their child fulfill his or her potential. This book, therefore, is about understanding the diagnosis of autism, the available treatments, and how to decide what is best for a particular child with autism or PDD. Straightforward and sympathetic, Dr. Siegel guides readers through the thicket of symptoms and labels, explaining the crucial importance of intensive early education, and how to find the resources and help that are available. Behavior modification, the development of daily living skills, guidelines for selecting and designing schooling, mainstreaming, the role for traditional academics in educating higher functioning children and young people, building effective parent-teacher relationships, psychoactive medications, and dealing with the possibility of residential placement are all covered. Dr. Siegel teaches parents and professionals to use their own common sense and personal observations in evaluating the many highly publicized but unorthodox and often untested treatments for autism, including the much-touted facilitated communication (F/C), holding therapy, auditory training, "Options" therapy, allergy treatments, and special diets. Pulling together a wealth of long-needed information on the latest educational and medical advances, The World of the Autistic Child is a superb guide and resource that no one who cares about autistic or developmentally disabled young people will want to be without.



Everybody is Different

Everybody is Different Author Fiona Bleach
ISBN-10 1931282064
Release 2005-04-01
Pages 79
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A book specifically designed to answer various questions that brothers and sisters of young people with autism may have, including "What is autism?", "Is there a cure?," and "Why does my brother or sister not look at me?"



What about Me

What about Me Author Athanasia Koutsis
ISBN-10 0646459317
Release 2006
Pages 32
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"Join Spike as he looks at autism and some of the ways in which kids with autism behave. Check out Spike's survival tips. Maybe you can use some of Spike's tips to get along with the person in your life who has autism - and make your own life a little easier at the same time." -back cover.



What About Me

What About Me Author Bryna Siegel
ISBN-10 9780738212159
Release 2007-10-12
Pages 316
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A compassionate and accessible guide on living with and caring for a developmentally disabled sibling.



The Complete Autism Handbook

The Complete Autism Handbook Author Kathryn Wicks
ISBN-10 9781922190345
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 424
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When first published in 2008, The Australian Autism Handbook quickly became the go-to guide for parents whose children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The Complete Autism Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to every aspect of raising an ASD child. Including: * What is ASD? - Early signs and symptoms * Getting a Diagnosis * Early Intervention – early intervention is vital in helping a child with ASD * The Medical Maze – explains the evidence based medical theories behind ASD and why there is such controversy In this new edition, the book has been completely revised and updated with new chapters on: Dads and Siblings Teen issues Expanded information on autism and Asperger’s syndrome Updated information on early intervention DSM5 diagnostic criteria The second part of the book is an invaluable Resource Guide which lists each federal and state supports plus a comprehensive list of websites and books.



Pre Schoolers with Autism

Pre Schoolers with Autism Author Avril Brereton
ISBN-10 1846420938
Release 2005-01-15
Pages 144
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'The title is an effective, manualized parent education programme' - Educational Book Review This ground-breaking training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. Authoritative and extensively tried and tested, it will help both parents and carers to understand the disorder and how it affects child development. Ultimately, the programme is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents. The programme is delivered through two accessible manuals - one for parents and one for clinicians - which provide all the information and materials you need. The Manual for Clinicians explains the purpose and content of each session and includes notes for discussion and teaching, a checklist of 'things to do', and photocopiable task sheets for distribution and discussion. The Manual for Parents features tasks, exercises and discussion points for group sessions, and complements these training materials with engaging personal accounts, an introduction to the history of autism, information about approaches to treatment, and a list of useful websites and further reading. Structured as a series of individual and small group sessions, the programme is designed to run for 20 weeks and covers key areas such as understanding and managing difficult behaviour; changing/encouraging new behaviours; communication problems in verbal and non-verbal children; social problems; and how to work and play together. Together, these manuals will provide you with all the information, support and resources you need to run this programme successfully.



Pre schoolers with Autism

Pre schoolers with Autism Author Avril V. Brereton
ISBN-10 9781843103424
Release 2005-01
Pages 112
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The Manual for Parents features tasks, exercises and discussion points for group sessions, and complements these training materials with engaging personal accounts, an introduction to the history of autism, information about approaches to treatment, and a list of useful websites and further reading.



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



A is for Autism F is for Friend

A is for Autism  F is for Friend Author Joanna L. Keating-Velasco
ISBN-10 1931282439
Release 2007
Pages 54
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Seeing children at the playground and in the park playing games, ten-year-old Chelsea explains how her severe autism makes it difficult to get to know other children and compares her problems with common issues all children face.



Sibling Stories

Sibling Stories Author Lynne Stern Feiges
ISBN-10 1931282544
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 157
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Sibling relationships involving a brother or sister with an autism spectrum disorder present enormous emotional and practical challenges throughout the life span. This guide covers the issues of paramount concern to typical siblings. It focuses on coping strategies, and also offers advice on how to maximize the sibling relationship.



The Australian Autism Handbook

The Australian Autism Handbook Author Benison O'Reilly
ISBN-10 9781459659858
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 680
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The only complete guide to every aspect of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder in Australia. The Australian Autism Handbook offers guidance, expert advice and above all support to parents and health professionals from the early signs and symptoms of ASD through diagnosis, the intervention programs, medical theories and schooling. It also contains the most comprehensive state - by - state guide to the resources available for ASD families in Australia.



Siblings and Autism

Siblings and Autism Author Debra Cumberland
ISBN-10 0857002953
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 240
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What is it like to grow up with a sibling on the autism spectrum? What kind of relationship do such siblings have? How does that relationship change as the siblings get older? In this moving collection of beautifully-written personal accounts, siblings from a variety of backgrounds, and in different circumstances, share their experiences of growing up with a brother or sister with autism. Despite their many differences, their stories show that certain things are common to the "sibling experience": the emotional terrain of looking on or being overlooked; the confusion of accommodating resentment, love, and helplessness; and the yearning to connect across neurological difference. Siblings and Autism is a thought-provoking book that will appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including parents of siblings of children on the spectrum, teachers, counsellors, and psychologists.



Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders Author James Coplan M.D.
ISBN-10 0553907174
Release 2010-03-23
Pages 448
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In this authoritative and empowering book, one of the world’s leading experts on early child development gives caregivers of children on the autistic spectrum the knowledge they need to navigate the complex maze of symptoms, diagnoses, tests, and treatment options that await them. For more than thirty years, James Coplan, M.D., has been helping families cope with the challenges posed by autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Each family that walks into his office, he knows, is about to begin a journey. With this book, he lays out the steps of that journey. Dr. Coplan brings you into the treatment rooms and along for the tests and evaluations, and provides the kind of practical hands-on guidance that will help you help your child with ASD through every phase of life. At a time when ASD has become the subject of wild theories and uninformed speculation, Dr. Coplan grounds his recommendations in reality. He helps you understand for yourself where your child may be on the spectrum that includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. His clear, comprehensive, and compassionate advice prepares you to make informed medical decisions, evaluate the various educational and therapeutic alternatives, and find answers to such fundamental questions as • How do I optimize my child’s long-term potential? • Which interventions will best serve my child? • How do the various therapies work, and what is the evidence to support them? • What is the best way to teach my child? This book empowers you to be an expert advocate for your child, so that you’ll know when to say no to an ill-advised therapy or medication and can make with confidence the hundreds of important decisions you will face in the years ahead. For every parent who has made the painful transition from “Why did this happen?” to “What can we do to help our child?,” here is the indispensable guidebook you’ve been waiting for. From the Hardcover edition.



Autism and the Family Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings

Autism and the Family  Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings Author Kate E. Fiske
ISBN-10 9780393710564
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 336
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Ready-to-implement resources and approaches for effective professional care in school and clinical settings. The 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.