The book will provide insight into your child's mind, and make him/her more self aware, learning what autism means in relation to crucial areas of his/her life: friendships, fears, abilities, and much more.
This new edition to a favorite resource includes expanded chapters, plus a new chapter on happiness.
Other helpful chapters include:
... Ways of Thinking--Workbook
... The Sensory Experience--Workbook
... Artistic Talent Workbook
Catherine Faherty taught a variety of students with diverse learning styles before creating a model structured teaching classroom in1985 for students with ASD. From 1990 to 2012 she worked as an autism specialist with the internationally recognized TEACCH program as a parent consultant; child and adult therapist; consultant to school programs; trainer of teachers and therapists locally, nationally, and internationally; and creator of social groups for adults on the spectrum along with support/education groups for parents and family members.
She has written manuals used in TEACCH trainings, co-developed a multitude of training models, and is the author of three books, one of which was recognized as an Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Work of the Year. Catherine is an authorized Social Stories instructor with Carol Gray. Her mentoring and consultation is sought after by therapists, teachers, and parents in the US and abroad. She speaks at conferences and provides trainings world-wide. Catherine is a devoted ally to autistic self-advocates.
"This book offers another approach to furthering the understanding of autism ‰Û_ encouraging autistic children to learn more about themselves, and guiding them through a journey of self discovery. It is a valuable resource for awareness and ‰Û_ self esteem! Such a book could have been very helpful to me and my family when I was a child."--Dave Spicer, diagnosed at age 46
"This is information that every kid with autism should have."--Thomas Johnson, age 10
512 pages. 2014