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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Children with Special Needs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:155
  • eBook ISBN:9781935274995

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Updated and Expanded Edition

by Ellen Notbohm

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Overview
A bestseller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism. Ellen’s personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. A bonus section includes ten more essential, thought-provoking "things" to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and an appendix of more than seventy questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. This new edition sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.
Description
Brimming with insight, compassion, and spirited humor, Ellen Notbohm’s timeless book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical role adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. An all-new section explores ten more essential, thought-provoking “things” to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and a thoughtful appendix offers more than 70 questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. A perennial autism bestseller, Ten Things now sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.
About the author
Award-winning author and mother of sons with ADHD and autism, Ellen Notbohm's work has informed and delighted millions in more than twenty languages. Her books have won numerous honors, including a Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, ForeWord Book of Year Bronze medal, Honorable Mention and two finalist designations, two Mom's Choice Gold Awards, Learning magazine's Teacher's Choice Award and an Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist honor. "Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew," demystifying autism with accessible language and salty humor, has become one of the global autism community's most beloved books. An updated and expanded edition released in October 2012. "Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew" was named to onlinecolleges.net's list of The 20 Essential Books about Special Education: "A revolutionary read . . . (a) comprehensive, sensitive look at what life is like with the disorder. . . an integral resource when drawing up viable lesson plans and properly meeting specific emotional needs." Ellen contributes to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites worldwide. Read excerpts of all Ellen's books at www.ellennotbohm.com. Reader comments and questions are welcome, through her website and Facebook page.

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