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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew [Paperback]

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Explores ten important characteristics that provide a window into the hearts and minds of children with autism.

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! 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 defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don't buy just one of this bookbuy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding.

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Pages   111
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   Future Horizons
ISBN  1932565302  
ISBN13  9781932565300  

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Book author, columnist, and mother of sons with autism and ADHD, Ellen Notbohm's writings on autism and general interest subjects have been published on every continent (except Antarctica--yet). Her books, "Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew," "Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew," and "The Autism Trail Guide "are ForeWord Book of the Year finalists. Both "Ten Things "books are also iParenting Media Award recipients. A regular columnist for "Autism Asperger's Digest" magazine and "Children's Voice," she also co-authored with Veronica Zysk "1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," a "Learning" Magazine 2006 Teachers' Choice Award winner. Beyond autism, she is a frequent contributor to "Ancestry" magazine, has published political commentary in the "Chicago Tribune "and other newspapers around the U.S., and writes for numerous regional and national magazines on a range of subjects. Ellen welcomes reader feedback and newsletter signs-ups through her website at

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Education Theory > Philosophy & Social Aspects
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Special Education > Mentally Disabled

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A Must read for those dealing with autism!  Sep 20, 2008
This book reads easy and fast and it should be handed out to every parent whose child is diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. It can change the perceptions of anyone--family, friend, educator or counselor--who is face with the baffling behavior of an autistic child. I cannot impress just how much this slim volume can help.
The core beliefs in 10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew are:
-All behaviors happen for a reason.
-All behavior is communication.
The focus is on presenting (not really exploring or solving problems) the possible causes of "bad" behavior and realigning the thought patterns neurotypical people have when dealing with those on the spectrum. It can also help parents get behind the possible causes of misbehavior on the part of "normal" children.
Some principals in this book are--or should be--universal. Don't let one term (Autism, ADHD, or even "trouble child") define all your child is. Focus on what your child can do instead of getting lost in what he or she can't do. All behavior has a cause, ferreting out the cause can go very far in helping to resolve negative behavior. And most importantly of all, love should not be dependent on good grades, good behavior or "being normal". Love should be unconditional.
If there was ever an Idiot's Guide to Raising a Child this might be it. An essential book for understanding the social, language and sensory challenges experienced by many types of special needs children. This book should be mandatory reading for anyone whose life is touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Great way to learn how to understand Autism  Sep 6, 2008
I really enjoy learning more about autism. It help me understand what my child is going through. Finally out of darkness into the marvelous light. I highly recommend this book for families that are experiencing autism.
Buy as soon as possible.
A must for everybody  Aug 11, 2008
Anyone who comes in contact with a person on the autism spectrum should read this book. It is a quick and easy read with the ten characteristics clearly stated and easily understood. The suggestions are concise and to the point. Every teacher should have this as a resource and it should be a mandatory read. Having taught children with autism has been a privilege and reading a parent's perspective has reminded me of that once again.
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew  Aug 9, 2008
The book was in good shape as the seller advertised. It was shipped out and I recieved the book sooner then expected. I would definitly buy from this seller again!!!
10 things is only the start  Jul 27, 2008
10 Things is an awesome start to help parents and the professionals working with children in the autism spectrum understand the individual behind the symptoms and behaviors. As these children have grown up and begun to talk about their childhoods with the misconceptions and at times emotional abuse they had to endure in order to be "helped" we learn more and more about our biases and errors in interpretation of what we see and hear. This book should be a must read for all parents of newly diagnosed children in the spectrum so that the same mistakes are not made with their children. I am sure the author could have actually come up with 50 or more things, but 10 allows the reader to feel like it is not insurmountable and she does a great job of capturing the essential needs in those 10 "things".

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