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Sound of a Miracle : A Childs Triumph over Autism

by Annabel Stehli

This is a very comprehensive family account from early years up to college, her sister's death, through her mother's divorce & remarriage, the birth of a younger brother & how autism affected her familial relationships. The AIT treatment she received is still being debated somewhat, and is not necessarily a 'cure'. It is ideal, however, for autistic children who have extreme aural sensitivities. This book defines Auditory Integration Therapy & explores a facet of sensory processing difficulties that many children with autism face.

Facing Autism : Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help

by Lynn M. Hamilton

At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies have demonstrated that improvement is possible. With intensive, early intervention, some children have recovered from autism and have been integrated into school, indistinguishable from their peers. In this greatly needed book, author Lynn Hamilton draws upon her own experience of successfully parenting an autistic child to give overwhelmed moms and dads guidance, practical information, and hope for battling this disorder in their children's lives.

"Accurate, comprehensive, and written in a clear and engaging style. A must-read guidebook for parents of autistic children." __Bernard Rimland, PH.D., director, Autism Research Institute .

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research and Recovery

by Karyn Seroussi

This book is an inspiring and suspenseful chronicle of how one couple empowered themselves to challenge the medical establishment that promised no hope -- and found a cure for their child. Here are the explanations and treatments they so carefully researched and discovered, a wealth of crucial tools and hands-on information that can help other parents reverse the effects of autism and PDD, including step-by-step instructions for the removal of dairy and gluten from the diet, special recipes, and an explanation of the roles of the key players in autism research.

Art As Medicine : Creating a Therapy of the Imagination Let Me Hear Your Voice : A Family's Triumph over Autism

by Catherine Maurice

In their desperate struggle to save their daughter, the Maurices plunged into a medical nightmare of false hopes, "miracle cures," and infuriating suggestions that Anne-Marie's autism was somehow their fault. Finally, Anne-Marie was saved by an intensive behavioral therapy. Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative.

Living With Autism : The Parents' Stories Living With Autism : The Parents' Stories

by Kathleen M. Dillon

Living With Autism is a collection of candid, informative and revealing parental stories of what it is like to live with autistic children on a day to day basis. Author Kathleen Dillon provides a review of the professional literature defining and diagnosing autism, securing adequate treatment, family stress, social stigma, and all of the aspects and elements of life with an autistic charge. Highly recommended reading for parents and caretakers of autistic children, Living With Autism is enhanced with a "Parent's Questionnaire" and "Suggestions For Parents", references, glossary, and an index.

Parent Survival Manual : A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders Parent Survival Manual : A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Eric Schopler, Editor

Compiled from 350 anecdotes told by parents of children with autism, and analyzed by behavior therapists, this handbook illustrates effective solutions to behavior problems related to aggression, communication, play and leisure, eating and sleeping, and hygiene. It covers both individual solutions and suggestions for obtaining community support, and gives the family quick reference to handling various problems as well as new insights and useful suggestions for the experienced clinician.

"Every family struggling with the problems of autism will find at least one - and probably many more - of the Manual's 350 instructive anecdotes to be worth the price of the book." __ Dr. Bernard Rimland, Autism Research Institute

Just This Side of Normal : Glimpses into Life With Autism Just This Side of Normal : Glimpses into Life With Autism

by Elizabeth King Gerlach

With this book, Elizabeth King Gerlach has balanced her already highly respected reputation as research author with a more personal but no less valuable contribution to the field of literature on autism. Autism, the disorder confounding to doctors, educational professionals and parents alike, deserves to be confronted and thought about in a variety of ways. In this book, Ms. Gerlach takes her own experiences as the mother of an autistic child and expands our understanding, in a very personal way, of the trials, the confusions, and the small triumphs that confront a parent of an exceptional child like her son, Nicky. You will not put this book down until you have read it cover to cover.

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