Catalogue


Voices of autism : the healing companion : stories for courage, comfort and strength /
edited by the Healing Project.
imprint
New York : LaChance Pub., c2008.
description
xxxviii, 243 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781934184059
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imprint
New York : LaChance Pub., c2008.
isbn
9781934184059
catalogue key
6809889
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-05-01:
The fifth entry in the "Voices" anthology project from the Healing Project, this work includes over 40 different stories and vignettes written by parents, teachers, and people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) that showcase how families and caregivers measure perseverance, understanding, and success. Many of the selections stand out, including an sf author's account of her autistic son, a seventh grader's perspective on her two siblings with autism, a memoir by an adult with autism who relied on a tire advertisement to get through tough times, and an account of the challenges of dating an adult with Asperger's. The book's real strength are the adult-penned passages, which will give readers a better sense of what autism truly is. Taken individually, the stories show glimpses of the impact that autism has on individuals and those they love. Taken collectively, they paint a rich landscape that many will find familiar. Highly recommended for public libraries and academic libraries with disability collections.--Corey Seeman, Kresge Business Administration Lib., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"This work showcases how families and caregivers measure perseverance, understanding, and success . . . [the stories] paint a rich landscape that many will find familiar. Highly recommended." Library Journal
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Summaries
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This compilation features dozens of writers from all walks of life speaking candidly about their experiences with autism, a disease that affects over half a million Americans under the age of 21 at every level of society.
Long Description
A powerful response to a mysterious disorder, this compilation features dozens of writers from all walks of life speaking candidly about their experiences with autism-a disease that affects more than a half million Americans under the age of 21 at every level of society. Filled with true stories of the parents of autistic children, their caregivers, teachers, and friends, the stories presented both inspire and inform, providing a palpable sense of connection and community. A comprehensive resource section for those seeking current information about the science and treatment of autism is also included. Heartfelt and emotional, this informative volume truly affirms the strength of the human spirit.
Main Description
A powerful response to a mysterious disorder, this compilation features dozens of writers from all walks of life speaking candidly about their experiences with autisma disease that affects more than a half million Americans under the age of 21 at every level of society. Filled with true stories by the parents of autistic children, their caregivers, teachers, and friends, the stories presented here both inspire and inform, providing a palpable sense of connection and community. Also included is a comprehensive resource section for those seeking current information about the science and treatment of autism. Heartfelt and emotional, this informative volume truly affirms the strength of the human spirit.
Main Description
A powerful response to a mysterious disorder, this compilation features dozens of writers from all walks of life speaking candidly about their experiences with autism -- a disease that affects over a half million Americans under the age of 21 at every level of society. Filled with true stories of the parents of autistic children, their caregivers, teachers, and friends, the stories presented both inspire and inform, providing a palpable sense of connection and community. A comprehensive resource section for those seeking current information about the science and treatment of autism is also included. Heartfelt and emotional, this informative volume truly affirms the strength of the human spirit.
Main Description
A powerful response to a mysterious disorder, this compilation features dozens of writers from all walks of life speaking candidly about their experiences with autisma disease that affects more than a half million Americans under the age of 21 at every level of society. Filled with true stories of the parents of autistic children, their caregivers, teachers, and friends, the stories presented both inspire and inform, providing a palpable sense of connection and community. A comprehensive resource section for those seeking current information about the science and treatment of autism is also included. Heartfelt and emotional, this informative volume truly affirms the strength of the human spirit.
Main Description
Voices of Autism is filled with real-life stories of lives transformed by a disorder that may affect as many as 1 in 150 children in the United States alone. From parents worrying about their child's first mysterious symptoms to autistic adults living-and thriving-in the shadow of "the Spectrum," these moving stories bear eloquent witness to the astonishing power of the human spirit.
Table of Contents
Foreword: The Power of the Storytellerp. xi
Foreword: The Power of Numbersp. xv
Introduction: The Changing Face of Autismp. xix
The Price of Talkp. xxxv
Clouds on the Horizon
Anonymous Asperger'sp. 3
Life with Al and Autismp. 7
What Isp. 11
Bunches and Bunchesp. 17
Something Specialp. 21
Great Expectationsp. 27
Caught in the Storm
My Seat Rockp. 31
One of Those Parentsp. 39
Postpartum Blues Plus Twentyp. 43
Saturday Morning Impp. 49
When Tears Fallp. 53
My Life with Puddleglump. 57
The Rewardp. 61
Love Lessonsp. 69
Navigating the Other Worldp. 77
Special Section: A Study in Hope: A Mother, Her Son, and the Doctor Who Helped
Adam's Journeyp. 83
Long Time, No Seep. 93
Applied Behavior Analysis and Autismp. 99
Finding Shelter
An Aspie's Guide to Everyone Elsep. 113
Autism the Beautiful Mindp. 119
God's Special Childp. 121
Chasing Chrisp. 125
The Feastp. 129
Sensory Detectivep. 133
Mario's Shirtp. 139
Silent Messengersp. 143
I Love Lucyp. 149
The Clouds Part
Run Tiger Run!p. 155
A Forever Mump. 165
Just a Little Offbeatp. 169
Our Villagep. 173
Work in Progressp. 177
I'm Sad, Toop. 183
My Special Brothersp. 187
Aron's Bar Mitzvahp. 191
A Strong Family Because of Fragile Xp. 197
What My Son Has Taught Mep. 203
Life with Daxp. 207
Letting Gop. 207
My Asperger Syndrome, My Travel Successp. 215
Afterword: Is the Future of Autism Research to be Found in the Mirror?p. 219
Resourcesp. 225
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