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Succeeding with Autism: Hear My Voice

Succeeding with Autism: Hear My Voice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Cohen, Judith
Foreword by Grandin, Temple

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Michael's story is poignant and moving, and provides information and hope to families of autistic individuals and the professionals who work with them.

ISBN 9781843107934
Barcode 9781843107934
Published 15 March 2005 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781843107934
ISBN-10 1843107937
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 March 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cohen, Judith
Foreword by Grandin, Temple
Category Abnormal Psychology
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Coping With Personal Problems
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 364g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Autism, Patients
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Dewey Code 616.8982
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Michael is a young man who has succeeded in managing his autism and is experiencing success in life despite a diagnosis that might have predicted only disability and despair. He did not talk during his early childhood and displayed the classic traits of a severely autistic child, but he has broken out of his silence to help others to learn from his insights and experiences. An explosion of newly diagnosed cases of autism has resulted in a keen interest in the stories of autistic individuals, and many people are touched by knowing a family with an autistic child. This unique book reveals what has been a silent world in the voice of an insightful, articulate young adult with autism. The book also gives perspectives from Michael's family, friends and the professionals who have known him from diagnosis in early childhood through to adult, independent life. After each chapter, the author presents reflections that highlight the key issues pertinent to autism and the relevant stage of development. Michael's story is poignant and moving, and provides information and hope to families of autistic individuals and the professionals who work with them.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'One day I naively asked Michael what's it like to be autistic. He replied, I don't know. I've always been autistic. '--from Succeeding with Autism

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Author's Bio

Judith H. Cohen is a Full Professor of Education at Adelphi University, New York. She holds a Ph.D. in Literacy Education with a specialization in special education. Dr. Cohen is also an attorney in New York State and works as a child advocate in both school districts and the courts. She is a published author of many articles, curriculum materials and textbooks, and has been a well respected teacher and educator for over 30 years. She has devoted her life to both advocating for and educating children and their teachers. Dr. Cohen met Michael when he entered the teacher education program she coordinated at the University and has been a friend of his and his family since that time.

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