Behind the Locked Door

Behind the Locked Door Author Paul Louden
ISBN-10 0998255009
Year 2017-02-08
Language en

Do you have any idea what it's like to be a person with autism in 2017? If the answer is no, then you're not alone. Most people have no idea what it feels like to be autistic. In fact, parents, siblings, high school teachers and college professors all admit to an amazing lack of understanding about autism and communication with people on the spectrum. Some may have had difficulties understanding a non-verbal child with autism. Others may have a brother with whom they wish communication would be more fulfilling. And in the classroom or the workplace, some might encounter students or employees who need accommodations to get their work done. Behind The Locked Door is a guide to understanding autism. And it will help readers more effectively communicate with people on the spectrum. Written for parents, educators, employers and for people eager to learn more about autism and disabilities, this book gives readers: - Practical insights into handling challenging communications barriers with people on the spectrum. - Insight into difficulties in life for people on the spectrum, including hygiene, social situations, speaking, motivation, trouble at school and work, and more. - Actionable steps for enjoying more successful relationships with people who have autism. - Behavioral techniques used by parents to help their children on the spectrum live a better life. Paul Louden has spent his entire life preparing to let the public inside the mind of a person with autism. Paul is a public speaker, radio show host, autism advocate and a 34-year-old man with autism. He works tirelessly to help educators, employers and parents better the lives of people with autism.

Behind Locked Doors

Behind Locked Doors Author Pamela Seawright
ISBN-10 1520664567
Year 2017-03
Pages 192
Language en

Jim Stovall, President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after best-selling author with 6 novels turned to movies, contributes as the author of the foreword, introducing Behind Locked Doors.Behind Locked Doors is the story of Charlie, a young woman with a life set up just as she planned. A beautiful home, a dream pastry shop and her high-school sweetheart as her fianc�. When an unfortunate, unpredictable accident causing a severe traumatic brain injury that changes in an instant not only her life but the lives of the family and friends who love her. Behind Locked Doors brings to light the taboo subject of what happens when someone suffers a severe traumatic brain injury taking her ability to talk, her memory, and ability to control emotions leaving someone who's personality is no longer recognizable. Being placed in a residential treatment facility, Charlie "wakes up" one day 2 � years post injury realizing she is in a place she doesn't know with strangers among her beginning to remember her former life, terrified and unable to express her thoughts. This is the journey of therapy behind locked doors of a residential facility, a place not everyone would like to talk about and hopes they will never have to look at. A story of Faith, Recovery, and Forgiveness

My Autistic Awakening

My Autistic Awakening Author Rachael Lee Harris
ISBN-10 9781442244504
Year 2015-04-09
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

Rachael Lee Harris spent her early childhood locked in an autistic fog until beginning her journey from a fragmented world to one in which things began to make sense. Rachael’s determination to take her place in society led her down many paths, from beauty therapist to Catholic nun, from mother and wife to divorcee and working mom. Today, she is a psychotherapist specializing in helping others on the Autism Spectrum. Rachael’s story explores areas such as schooling, family relationships, employment, travel, and faith culminating in monastic life, motherhood, dating, and marriage. Through her story, we get a more “rounded” positive vision of how an autistic life can develop and insight into the benefits of being “on the spectrum” alongside the very real picture of its challenges. Addressing the culture of disability and negativity that surrounds so much of the public perception of the Autism Spectrum, Rachael presents a more moderate and perhaps more objective assessment of her own life experiences, as well as the potential for others on the Spectrum.

Devon Ray Hillary Life Experiences with Autism and Mild Intellectual Disability

Devon Ray Hillary  Life Experiences with Autism and Mild Intellectual Disability Author Devon Hillary
ISBN-10 9781683486640
Year 2016-08-15
Language en
Publisher Page Publishing Inc

This book is an autobiography about the real life of Devon Ray Hillary with both his autism and mild intellectual disability. This autobiography is considered both nonfiction and reality, autobiography and documentary, and even about special needs. This focuses on his own past childhood, youth, and adult life of his real-life history of psychological abnormality. Additionally, it contains the author's own past positives and negatives, ups and downs, strengths and weaknesses, good and bad times, past incidents and events, and even other certain things about his life as a special-needs person. Overall, this autobiography, which Devon has written, is designed for families to not only read, but also to educate the readers on what the author has experienced with both autism and mild intellectual disability.

All My Stripes

All My Stripes Author Shaina Rudolph
ISBN-10 1433819171
Year 2014-10
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Magination Press

Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.

Autism Breakthrough

Autism Breakthrough Author Raun K. Kaufman
ISBN-10 9781473502598
Year 2014-05-15
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Random House

If your child has been diagnosed with autism, this book is for you. When Raun Kaufman's parents were told that their son was autistic and would probably spend his life in an institution, they decided to look for their own solution. They joined Raun in his unique, isolated world and connected with him there. They then gradually lead Raun out of his disorder and his life changed dramatically. Raun now teaches his parents' Son-Rise method all over the world and has written this book to help families everywhere connect with their children and improve their lives. Autism Breakthrough explains autism and its associated behaviours from the child's viewpoint and shows parents how to apply the practical strategies of the Son-Rise programme. Wherever your child may be on the autistic spectrum, this book will provide hope, support and new ways to break free from autism.

Autism One Family s Journey

Autism  One Family s Journey Author Alana Boldt
ISBN-10 9780615163178
Year 2007-11
Pages 152
Language en

Alana L. Boldt documents her family's struggle with her son who has severe autism. For the last 32 years, she has learned many lessons that this life has given her. A mother's perspective into the life and possibilities of autism and a society largely unaware. A story of unconditional love.

The Autistic Brain

The Autistic Brain Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781473501850
Year 2014-03-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Random House

WINNER OF 'BEST NON FICTION' IN THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2013 It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well as genetic research. She also highlights long-ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting of all, she argues that raising and educating children on the autistic spectrum needs to be less about focusing on their weaknesses, and more about fostering their unique contributions.

Washing My Life Away

Washing My Life Away Author Ruth Deane
ISBN-10 1843103338
Year 2005
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers

OCD affects one in fifty people and one of them was Ruth Deane. In this frank and personal account she shares her own experience as an OCD sufferer, taking the reader on a moving, honest and at times light-hearted journey, from washing her hands until they cracked and bled, to hospital admission and eventual management and recovery from OCD.

Autism in a Decentered World

Autism in a Decentered World Author Alice Wexler
ISBN-10 9781317594338
Year 2016-01-29
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press

Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging common assumptions about the formation and structure of the autistic self and autism’s relationship to neurotypicality. Through several case studies in Part II, the book explores the ways in which artists diagnosed with autism have constructed their identities through participation within art communities and cultures, and how the concept of self as ‘story’ can be utilized to better understand the neurological differences between autism and typical cognition. This book will be of particular interest to researchers and scholars within the fields of Disability Studies, Art Education, and Art Therapy.

Iris Grace

Iris Grace Author Arabella Carter-Johnson
ISBN-10 9781405923651
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

The astonishing tale of a little girl who was different, her cat and how they brought a family together. 'Different is brilliant . . .' Iris Grace is different. From the moment she was born she found the world a strange and terrifying place: she neither smiled nor spoke. The doctors couldn't help, telling her parents she might never be able to communicate - she'd never call them mummy or daddy. But then Iris met Thula. This special kitten and Iris became instant best friends. They did everything together - painting, playing, bathing, snuggling, sleeping, exploring. And then a miracle happened: Iris said her first words. The story of the amazing bond between Iris and Thula is a heartwarming tale of finding hope and happiness in the most unexpected places. Because different really is brilliant. *** 'Moving, honest and full of hope. Wonderful' Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'An astonishing talent' Daily Express 'A miracle' Best 'Astonishing, remarkable' ITV News 'Iris's astonishing tale of talent and relationship with Thula is lovingly told' Daily Mail

Bartleby the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street

Bartleby the Scrivener  A Story of Wall Street Author Herman Melville
ISBN-10 9781300009474
Year 2013-01-12
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc

"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short work by the American novelist Herman Melville. The narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. An increase in business leads the narrator to advertise for a third scrivener, and he hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "I would prefer not to." For a while Bartleby remains willing to do his main work of copying, but eventually he ceases this activity as well, so that finally he is doing nothing. And yet the narrator finds himself unable to make Bartleby leave; his unwillingness or inability to move against Bartleby mirrors Bartleby's own strange inaction.

I Am in Here

I Am in Here Author Elizabeth M. Bonker
ISBN-10 9781441237842
Year 2011-10-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Baker Books

She looked into my eyes and blinked hers slowly and deliberately, like a stroke victim, to show me that although she couldn't speak, she understood what I was saying to her. I stroked her hair softly. 'I know you're in there, honey,' I told her. 'We'll get you out.'" Despite the horror of seeing fifteen-month-old Elizabeth slip away into autism, her mother knew that her bright little girl was still in there. When Elizabeth eventually learned to communicate, first by using a letterboard and later by typing, the poetry she wrote became proof of a glorious, life-affirming victory for this young girl and her family. I Am in Here is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who refuse to give up hope, who celebrate their victories, and who keep trying to move forward despite the obstacles. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth writes poetry that shines a light on the inner world of autism and the world around us. That poetry and her mother's stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward--with hope.

Send in the Idiots

Send in the Idiots Author Kamran Nazeer
ISBN-10 9781408806401
Year 2009-08-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

When he was four years old Kamran Nazeer was enrolled in a small school in New York alongside other children diagnosed with autism. Here they received care that was at the cutting edge of developmental psychology. Kamran is now a policy adviser in Whitehall - but what of the others? With rare perception, he tells of their lives: the speechwriter unable to make eye contact, the courier who gets upset if anyone touches his bicycle, the suicidal depressive, and the computer engineer who communicates difficult emotions through the use of hand puppets.

An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9780345805881
Year 2012-11-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Vintage

To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.