Stemming from a wealth of both professional and personal experience, this guidebook combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism, every day.
Autism consultant Alyson Beytien outlines over 150 tried-and-true techniques for home, school, and community.
Alyson's three boys cover the whole spectrum of autism--Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism, and classic autism. She understands the wide range of needs these children have and has discovered what helps and what hinders. Covering a full gamut of issues--from picky-eating and echolalia to IEPs and "The Woes of Walmart"--Alyson's ideas and interventions will inspire and inform all those who are connected to a person with autism.
Alyson believes that each day brings more opportunities to learn, problem-solve, and celebrate the joys that children with autism bring to our world--after all, today's crisis is tomorrow's humor. Her family's motto will soon become your everyday mantra: "Improvise and overcome!"
Alyson Beytien, MS, is a popular national and international speaker, parent/teacher trainer, and mother of three sons with autism. She is a consultant and trainer for school systems throughout the United States and Canada on educating individuals with autism. She has delivered over 300 presentations for numerous organizations on autism, spanning a wide range of topics. Alyson is the behavioral specialist at the Mercy Service Club Autism Center in Dubuque, Iowa, where she is involved in assessment, intervention, and training for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She is a columnist for Autism Spectrum Quarterly.
"Alyson is able to turn the mundane into the extraordinary, and deliver life's important messages in ways that resonate and linger."--Diane Twachtman-Cullen, PhD, CCC-SLP, Editor-in-Chief, Autism Spectrum Quarterly
"Alyson has done a fantastic job in developing a family- and professional-friendly book, all rolled into one!"--Sharon Rettinger, parent
"Written by a mother and autism expert, Autism Every Day combines wisdom with humor and what we know with practical applications and how-to's. The author's writing style is like sitting down for a cup of coffee with a parent at a support group."--Marty Murphy, individual with autism
275 pages. 2011