Different . . . Not Less

Author: Temple Grandin,Tony Attwood

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781935274605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

View: 7079


A compilation of stories relates the successes that people with autism, Asperger's, and ADHD have found through learning the necessary skills when young, developing self-confidence, and forming relationships.

Different, Not Less

Author: Chloé Hayden

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1761185047

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

View: 1807


An empowering lived-experience guide to celebrating and supporting neurodivergence from 24-year-old actor, social media star and disability advocate Chloé Hayden 'Fierce, unapologetic and joyous . . . This book is a marvel.' -Jordon Steele-John, Disability Rights Advocate and Australian Senator Growing up, Chloé Hayden felt like she'd crash-landed on an alien planet where nothing made sense. Eye contact? Small talk? And why are you people so touch-oriented? She moved between 10 schools in 8 years, struggling to become a person she believed society would accept, and was eventually diagnosed with autism and ADHD. When a life-changing group of allies showed her that different did not mean less, she learned to celebrate her true voice and find her happily ever after. This is a moving, at times funny story of how it feels to be neurodivergent as well as a practical guide, with advice for living with meltdowns and shutdowns, tips for finding supportive communities and much more. Whether you're neurodivergent or supporting those who are,?Different, Not Less?will inspire you to create a more inclusive world where everyone feels like they belong.

I Finally Listened

Author: Therese Wilson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477286289

Category: Poetry

Page: 244

View: 7229


Accessible, understandable poetry! Coming from Thereses evolving understanding of life and God, and the universality of the human experience, the everyday becomes profound and meaningful.

Difference Not Disorder

Author: Dr Catherine Harvey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508632

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 5774


Interventions and educational approaches for children with autism spectrum disorders have developed in response to the different models for how autism has been constructed and understood. This book explores the evolving theories on autism and how these have impacted the interventions and outcomes in education. Drawing on 30 years of professional experience and detailed research, Harvey exposes the myths around autism, advocates for understanding autism as difference rather than impairment, and provides practical guidance on teaching and learning, behaviour management, addressing sensory and physical needs of children with ASD. This accessible overview shows how to put autism research into practice, learn from historic mistakes and create the most supportive environment for children on the autism spectrum.

The Art of Access

Author: Heather Pressman,Danielle Schulz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538130521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 3479


The Art of Access: A Practical Guide for Museum Accessibility is a one-stop guide to the incremental ways your museum can build a comprehensive approach to accessibility that can be easily integrated into the fabric of your museum. Highlights include: Consultation with leaders in the field and calling on practitioners from across the disciplines (art, science, history, business, living collections) Concrete examples and specific resources Partnerships Physical/environmental access Sensory access Inclusive spaces, exhibitions, and programs Staff training and institutional buy-in Each chapter presents practical actions that any museum or cultural institution (regardless of the size, budget, or scope) can take to better engage and welcome visitors of all ages and abilities. This book will illuminate the incremental ways in which accessibility can be easily integrated into the fabric of museums, thus enabling institutions to better engage with audiences who would otherwise not visit the museum.

The Nine Degrees of Autism

Author: Philip Wylie,Wenn Lawson,Luke Beardon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317500687

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

View: 9675


The Nine Degrees of Autism presents a much-needed positive tool for understanding the developmental process of autism, and to facilitate the improved mental health and well-being of individuals on the spectrum. The ground-breaking model charts nine distinct stages of development - from pre-identification, to learning to live with changes in self-image following a late diagnosis, through to self-acceptance and wellbeing. Using the model as a framework each chapter focuses on a particular stage of the process. Experts provide personal insights into the environmental and societal challenges faced by individuals with autism, and dispel a number of popular misconceptions. The positive developmental model described in this book will encourage people on the Spectrum to accept themselves by focusing on their gifts rather than weaknesses, and to avoid identifying with negative medical classifications. The developmental process which the authors describe is also applicable to other ‘hidden’ neurological conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aphasia, and ADHD. The book should be read by anyone who wants to understand the real nature and experience of autism and will also be essential reading for a range of professionals seeking to work more effectively with individuals on the spectrum.

An Aspie’s Guide to "Faking It"

Author: Tony Attwood,Craig Evans,Anita Lesko

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501298

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 52

View: 593


In order to survive in a Neurotypical world many Aspies feel that they need "fake it" and intentionally wear a mask and play a role so that people will not see who they really are. This can be exhausting and "faking it" is a key daily stressor for people with Asperger's Syndrome. This ebook is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there, done that, and offer suggestions for coping strategies that really work. Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer Cook O'Toole, Karen Krejcha and more offer guidance based on their personal experiences of "faking it" and the ebook ends with professional analysis and recommendations from world expert Dr. Tony Attwood. This inspirational advice comes from the bestselling book Been There. Done That. Try This!, written by Aspies for Aspies, now available in short Aspie Mentor Guides!

Weirdo 2.0

Author: Christopher Wheat

Publisher: AsperWorld Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 4613


Feeling bullied at work? Wondering if HR is talking behind your back? I’ve walked in your shoes! This volume as additional material about autism and other disorders. This story chronicles my experience with a harsh boss who wanted me out. If you are a worker, teacher, parent or disabled person, I’ll give you the best options for dealing with this problem. I’ll let you know what worked and what failed. I know how you feel! My situation was so bad I almost lost my house, all because my job wanted to get rid of the Weirdo. This conflict was so enormous, that this reached all the way to the White House. An intense and vivid personal account of how I wasn’t willing to give up - and neither should you!

An Aspie’s Guide to Accepting and Working with Change

Author: Tony Attwood,Craig Evans,Anita Lesko

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 52

View: 4298


Change is a key daily stressor for people with Asperger's Syndrome and this ebook is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there, done that, and offer suggestions for coping strategies that really work. Temple Grandin, Lars Perner, Liane Holliday Willey, and more offer guidance based on their personal experiences of accepting and working with change and the ebook ends with professional analysis and recommendations from world expert Dr. Tony Attwood. This inspirational advice comes from the bestselling book Been There. Done That. Try This!, written by Aspies for Aspies, now available in short Aspie Mentor Guides!

Smarter Budgets, Smarter Schools

Author: Nathan Levenson

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 161250275X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 2749


Armed with real-world examples and out-of-the-box ideas, Nathan Levenson challenges conventional thinking about school budgeting and offers practical, actionable advice for school superintendents, central office leaders, building principals, and school board members. Virtually every school district in the nation is experiencing an extended period of financial constraints. Shrinking tax revenue, decreasing federal stimulus funds, rising health care and pension costs, and growing high-need student populations will continue to test superintendents and school boards as they seek to prepare students for a globally competitive environment.