Autism in Heels

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Autism in Heels

Autism in Heels

The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum

  • Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510732853
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7419
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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.

Spectrum Women

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Spectrum Women

Spectrum Women

Walking to the Beat of Autism

  • Author: Barb Cook,Michelle Garnett
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1784508063
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
  • View: 5440
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Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well as those that are more general to autism. Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.

Autism and Gender

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Autism and Gender

Autism and Gender

From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

  • Author: Jordynn Jack
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252096258
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1948
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The reasons behind the increase in autism diagnoses have become hotly contested in the media as well as within the medical, scholarly, and autistic communities. Jordynn Jack suggests the proliferating number of discussions point to autism as a rhetorical phenomenon that engenders attempts to persuade through arguments, appeals to emotions, and representational strategies. In Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks, Jack focuses on the ways gender influences popular discussion and understanding of autism's causes and effects. She identifies gendered theories like the “refrigerator mother” theory, for example, which blames emotionally distant mothers for autism, and the “extreme male brain” theory, which links autism to the modes of systematic thinking found in male computer geeks. Jack's analysis reveals how people employ such highly gendered theories to craft rhetorical narratives around stock characters--fix-it dads, heroic mother warriors rescuing children from autism--that advocate for ends beyond the story itself while also allowing the storyteller to gain authority, understand the disorder, and take part in debates. Autism and Gender reveals the ways we build narratives around controversial topics while offering new insights into the ways rhetorical inquiry can and does contribute to conversations about gender and disability.

Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses

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Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses

Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses

A Sensorimotor Music-Based Treatment Approach

  • Author: Dorita S. Berger
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 0857009052
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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In Eurhythmics for Autism and Other Neurophysiologic Diagnoses, Dorita S. Berger reveals how Eurhythmics, a method of teaching the musical concepts of rhythm, structure and expression kinaesthetically through movement, can help develop sensorimotor skills in children and adults with autism and other special needs. Covering both theory and practice, she explains this innovative, music-based approach and how it can also address cognitive and sensory issues in adults with debilitating conditions, such as dementia or post-traumatic stress disorder. With a particular emphasis on autism, she provides clear and adaptable session plans, suitable for working with children and adults of all ages.

Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs

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Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs

Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs

  • Author: Louise Goldberg
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393707857
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
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A how-to manual for yoga with kids in classrooms and therapeutic settings. If you are a parent of a child with special needs or a professional who works with one, you know how challenging it can be for them to sit still, to cope with change, to focus on self-soothing strategies, and to interact successfully with others. For these kids, yoga therapy can provide crucial support. Behavior and focus, strength, flexibility, balance, and self-regulation are all improved through yoga, making it an ideal practice for children on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, sensory processing and emotional/behavioral disorders, and other exceptionalities. For use in school, at home, or in therapeutic settings, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs is a how-to manual that meets children where they are, providing a yoga therapy "lesson plan" that will engage them; promote play, social interaction, speech, language, and motor development; and enhance their self-esteem. It teaches an array of CreativeRelaxation techniques using posture, breathing, and mindfulness designed specifically for children with autism and special needs. Drawing on her 30 years of yoga therapy experience with children and those who work with them, the author walks readers through yoga strategies that both calm and energize, emphasizing sensory and bodily awareness and the "sacred space" that is so important for these children. Learn the best ways to use your voice and body effectively when working with children; how to minimize distractions and ease transitions; and how to create personalized yoga breaks to enhance independence and avert meltdowns. Featuring 60 illustrated poses, 89 photos, and 65 lessons, songs, and games, child-friendly instructions are provided for posture, breathing, and mindfulness exercises. All poses and routines include suggested adaptations and precautions for use, and are organized to address specific sensory skills. Current research on the benefits of yoga for health and learning is summarized, and readers learn how, through yoga practice, the brain’s response to stress can be effectively mitigated. With this book, parents, therapists, and educators alike have the tools to successfully develop a therapeutic yoga program for the very children who can benefit most from it.

The Autism Matrix

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The Autism Matrix

The Autism Matrix

  • Author: Gil Eyal
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 074564399X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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"The authors argue that the recent rise in autism should be understood as an 'aftershock' of the real earthquake, which was the deinstitutionalization of mental retardation in the mid-1970s. This entailed a radical transformation not only of the institutional matrix for dealing with developmental disorders of childhood, but also of the cultural lens through which we view them. It opened up a space for viewing and treating childhood disorders as neither mental illness nor mental retardation, neither curable nor incurable, but somewhere in-between"--From publisher description.

Much More Laughing and Loving with Autism

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Much More Laughing and Loving with Autism

Much More Laughing and Loving with Autism

  • Author: R. Wayne Gilpin
  • Publisher: Future Horizons
  • ISBN: 1885477783
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 79
  • View: 5818
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If you know and love a child with autism, this book will warm your heart! R. Wayne Gilpin, founder of Future Horizons, Inc., compiled a book of anecdotes revealing his son Alex's wisdom and wit (Alex's sense of humor is legendary, and has been known to cause huge outbreaks of smiles!). Together with uplifting stories from other parents of children with autism, they comprise Much More Laughing and Loving with Autism. Be sure to also check out the two companion books: Laughing and Loving with Autism, and More Laughing and Loving with Autism. Helpful sections include: Socially Fine School Smarts Gotta Love 'Em Religious Reflections Huh? Word Fun and Games Working Sensory Fun Alex from CyberSpace!

The Fabric of Autism

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The Fabric of Autism

The Fabric of Autism

Weaving the Threads Into a Cogent Theory

  • Author: Judith Bluestone
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780972023528
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 232
  • View: 3807
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Infused with rare insights into the impetus behind autistic behaviors, The Fabric of Autism weaves the various threads of autism into a "makes-sense" theory, hard won through personal experience and decades of study. From neuroscientific research, explanations of developmental processes and clinical outcomes emerge the probable causes of autism. Both a significant clinical work and a moving memoir that illuminates the humanity hidden beneath the bewildering facade of autism. Theholistic approach presented here gives hope to parents, relatives and professionals working with those affected by autism.

The Autism Playbook for Teens

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The Autism Playbook for Teens

The Autism Playbook for Teens

Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with Others

  • Author: Irene McHenry,Carol Moog
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 1626250111
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 176
  • View: 8620
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“When I was a teen, many of the exercises and activities in this book would have helped me calm down. ... This book is a real, practical, and positive guide for reducing stress.” —Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors. They are natural observers—able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others. This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world. By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun. The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers. This is the only book available for teens with autism that specifically integrates mindfulness skills and imaginative scripted roleplaying activities for building authentic social experiences.

Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

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Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

Let's Relate!

  • Author: Brian Raymond King
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1849058563
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 271
  • View: 9008
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King's immediate family are all on the autism spectrum, and they work together to understand one another, resolve misunderstandings, and help each other feel important, loved, and respected. Here, he discusses the communication strategies that help them, and his clients, and shows how to experience positive relationships for everyone.