In Autism Is the Future, Marlo Thurman reveals how cognitive differences are the constructing pieces in understanding those with autism. Through her findings, she shows how those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) constantly challenge assumptions about intelligence and measuring intelligence. Thurman proposes that sensory and cognitive development have evolved together into a very different form of intelligence in those with ASD, and it should be viewed not as a disability but instead as a difference to be celebrated and followed.
Diagnosed with autism at age fifty, Anita Lesko always knew something was different—but never let that stop her. In her incredible story, she describes how she went from an uncoordinated “misfit” kid to the successful and thriving adult she is today!
Lesko shares ALL her secrets to success, including:
Horse therapy to teach coordination and social skills Visualization and neuroplasticity to “rewire” the brain for success Hard work and early jobs to build skills
And most importantly, patience and perseverance.
Some of the highlights of Anita’s life story include:
Graduating college and going on to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist Getting married to her husband in an all-autism wedding Excelling as equestrian and jumping fences up to six feet tall and even flying in an F-15 fighter jet!
Through the framework of her impressive life, Lesko proves that you can do anything you set your mind to—and teaches you how to do it yourself.
Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help young adults with autism learn the skills needed to become more independent. Finding suitable materials for young adults with autism can be difficult since most books available are written for the younger age group. Books written for older individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can contain too much text, which can be visual text overload. Stuff You Need to Know is created and designed for young adults, written by a mom and proven to have helped hundreds of young adults at her youth center. This guide helps young ASD adults learn:
Healthy habits The best personal presentation Safety Technology basics Simple cooking basics How to handle emergencies How to manage time and money And much more!
A unique recovery programme created by one of the worlds leading on-line authorities on Narcissistic Abuse.
Narcissistic abuse was originally defined as a specific form of emotional abuse of children by narcissistic parents, more recently the term has been applied more broadly to refer to any abuse by a narcissist (someone that who admires their own attributes), in particular adult-to-adult relationships the abuse may be mental, physical, financial, spiritual or sexual. If you have been through an abusive relationship with someone who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, you will know that no one understands what you are going through unless they have personally experienced it. Melanie Tonia Evans was abused by her former husband for over five years, it almost took her to the point of no return, at her lowest point she had an epiphany that signified the birth of the Quanta Freedom Healing Technique. In this book you will learn how to: recognise if you are in an abusive relationship how to detach remove yourself from the narcissist’s ability to affect or abuse you any more identify your subconscious programme, release it and replace it focus on healing yourself become empowered thrive and not just survive This revolutionary programme is designed to heal you from the inside out, its effectiveness has been proven by thousands of people worldwide.
Witches, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are never far from Adder’s Fork, where the world renowned Essex Witch Museum has its home.
Enjoy these six short spooktacular stories, inspired by Rosie Strange and Sam Stone’s work at the museum…if you dare! These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames. Whether it be Rosie’s old relatives, academic George Chin or the residents of Adders Fork – spooky incidents abound at every turn.
Not everyone with autism is the same. This workbook will help teenagers recognise their own individual spectrum of autistic behaviours, and reflect on the specific challenges they face, their own strengths and how they relate to other people.
Using creative writing activities, this book helps teenagers to identify connections between events and their emotions – which can be difficult for people with autism – while improving their writing skills through fun activities. A range of examples of poetry and short stories are included to make each activity accessible to all levels and to show how writing narrative and poems can help support personal reflection.
The book encourages the reader to explore the core aspects of autism including social communication, executive function, and sensory processing, and then allows the teen to create a template of their own spectrum of abilities within autism. This unique understanding of autism can then be used to develop individual strategies and encourage self-advocacy. Using this book collaboratively with teachers or parents means the teen can be supported in a way that is specific to them.
Crime writer-sleuth Francis Meadowes finds himself embroiled in murder when he takes a job aboard a luxury cruise liner.
Francis Meadowes has landed himself an enviable job lecturing on the history of crime writing aboard the Golden Adventurer as it cruises down the West African coast. His fellow passengers, including opinionated retired surgeon Klaus, mischievous elderly widow Eve, flamboyant designer Sebastian, beautiful American aid worker Sadie and her tedious but extremely wealthy aunt, are an eclectic group. But is any one of them capable of murder?
When one of the guests is found dead in bed and a second disappears overboard, Francis finds himself drawn into a baffling murder investigation where nothing is as it first appears …
A captivating popular history that shines a light on the notorious Julio-Claudian women who forged an empire.
Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—these are the names history associates with the early Roman Empire. Yet, not a single one of these emperors was the blood son of his predecessor. In this captivating history, a prominent scholar of the era documents the Julio-Claudian women whose bloodline, ambition, and ruthlessness made it possible for the emperors’ line to continue.
Eminent scholar Guy de la Bédoyère, author of Praetorian, asserts that the women behind the scenes—including Livia, Octavia, and the elder and younger Agrippina—were the true backbone of the dynasty. De la Bédoyère draws on the accounts of ancient Roman historians to revisit a familiar time from a completely fresh vantage point. Anyone who enjoys I, Claudius will be fascinated by this study of dynastic power and gender interplay in ancient Rome.
Guy de la Bédoyère is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and well known from television appearances. He lives in Grantham Lincs, UK.
Dr. Tony Attwood and Craig Evans are proud to introduce their second book together. Previously, they brought you “Autism Hangout”, a question-and-answer style video series in which Dr. Tony directly addresses the most pressing questions of those touched by autism. Now, this unstoppable duo has refreshed these conversations and converted them into book form, creating an invaluable resource to keep helpful information present and available to the public. Their goal? Thriving with autism.
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.