Book: The Autistic Mind Finally Speaks


This book will make its readers laugh, cry, and most importantly change their perception of the misunderstood disorder of autism.

  • Author : Gregory Tino
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 19 October 2020
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN 13 : 9798671481754

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The Autistic Mind Finally Speaks Book Summary :

After twenty four years of living in silence, Gregory Tino, a young man with non-speaking autism learns to communicate using a letterboard. By discovering his voice, Gregory teaches us about the disorder of autism from the inside out. He dispels some of the current beliefs of autism, explains the reasons behind many of its common behaviors, and teaches us how we can best handle the challenges of autism. This book is a compilation of his thoughts, experiences, teachings and poetry and is illustrated by his autistic peers. After years of being viewed as having the intellect of a toddler, Gregory has become an exceptionally poignant and eloquent self-taught writer. This book will make its readers laugh, cry, and most importantly change their perception of the misunderstood disorder of autism.

Book: I Am in Here


That poetry and her mother's stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward--with hope. "I Am in Here is at once heartbreaking and powerfully inspirational.

  • Author : Elizabeth M. Bonker
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 15 October 2011
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9781441237842

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Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

I Am in Here Book Summary :

She looked into my eyes and blinked hers slowly and deliberately, like a stroke victim, to show me that although she couldn't speak, she understood what I was saying to her. I stroked her hair softly. 'I know you're in there, honey,' I told her. 'We'll get you out.'" Despite the horror of seeing fifteen-month-old Elizabeth slip away into autism, her mother knew that her bright little girl was still in there. When Elizabeth eventually learned to communicate, first by using a letterboard and later by typing, the poetry she wrote became proof of a glorious, life-affirming victory for this young girl and her family. I Am in Here is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who refuse to give up hope, who celebrate their victories, and who keep trying to move forward despite the obstacles. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth writes poetry that shines a light on the inner world of autism and the world around us. That poetry and her mother's stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward--with hope.

Book: Ido in Autismland


Ido in Autismland opens a window into non-verbal autism through dozens of short, autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely ...

  • Author : Ido Kedar
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 06 May 2021
  • Category: Autism in children
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 13 : 0988324709

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Ido in Autismland Book Summary :

"Ido in Autismland" opens a window into non-verbal autism through dozens of short, autobiographical essays each offering new insights into autism symptoms, effective and ineffective treatments and the inner emotional life of a severely autistic boy. In his pithy essays, author Ido Kedar, a brilliant sixteen year old with autism, challenges what he believes are misconceptions in many theories that dominate autism treatment today while he simultaneously chronicles his personal growth in his struggles to overcome his limitations. Ido spent the first half of his life locked internally, in silence, trapped in a remedial educational system that presumed he lacked the most basic comprehension, and unable to show the world that he understood everything. But at the age of seven, Ido was finally able to show that he had an intact mind and could understand. This led to the quest to find a system of communication that he could use despite his impaired motor control. Through the use of a letter board, and now an iPad, Ido has triumphed communicatively, enabling him to flourish in a regular high school in all general education classes. But Ido has a larger goal. He does not want to be seen as an isolated autistic exception with miraculously advanced cognitive and communication abilities. He wants people to see that thousands of other severely autistic individuals have the same capacity, but remain trapped and locked-in, as he was, unable to show their true capacities. These individuals desperately need new theories and new methods to help them break free too. Of importance to neuro-researchers, educators, psychologists, doctors, parents, friends, family and people with autism, "Ido in Autismland" will change our collective understanding of severe autism. PRAISE FOR "Ido in Autismland" ""There are doubtless many Idos in this world, unable to speak, yet possessing good intellectual ability and, most certainly, a rich emotional life. And yet, precisely because they cannot communicat

Book: Leaders Around Me


Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate is a compilation of 45 autobiographies of extraordinary individuals who use keyboards, letter boards, and communication devices.

  • Author : Edlyn Vallejo Pena
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 25 September 2019
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 13 : 1791505953

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Leaders Around Me Book Summary :

Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate is a compilation of 45 autobiographies of extraordinary individuals who use keyboards, letter boards, and communication devices. The authors demonstrate that people who experience communication differences have the potential to achieve major accomplishments under accessible, inclusive, and supportive circumstances. Each autobiographical narrative ends with reflection questions to encourage reader engagement and reflection. All autistic individuals deserve autistic leaders around them for support and mentoring.

Book: Communication Alternatives in Autism


The book concludes with a chapter about best practices for educators, particularly for schools and colleges that have students who use these communication methods.

  • Author : Edlyn Vallejo Peña
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 26 August 2019
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 13 : 9781476678917

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Communication Alternatives in Autism Book Summary :

“Communication Alternatives in Autism is a book that has been needed for a long time. It gives voice to the thoughts and humanity of individuals with autism who use various means to communicate via the written word. The experience and knowledge of Dr. Edlyn Peña who is both a parent and a scholar shines through to help us better understand the lives and journey of a remarkable group of authors. Enjoy!”—Anne M. Donnellan, professor emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of San Diego “In Communication Alternatives in Autism, Dr. Edlyn Peña addresses one of the most controversial topics in research and education for non-speaking communicators and those with limited speech—the authenticity of communication through typing and spelling. It is well known that a small group of critics have dominated discourse disputing the validity of such communication…. For those who believe ongoing discourse should not be shut down, and especially for those who already think the die is cast, this important work is a significant step forward in understanding why we must intensify our efforts to understand and give voice to those who cannot speak.”—Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CC-SLP, Brown University, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism Ten autistic self-advocates share their experiences with alternative forms of communication such as rapid prompting method (RPM) and facilitated communication (FC), both highly controversial. Their narratives document the complexities that autistic individuals navigate--in both educational and community settings--when choosing to use approaches that utilize letter boards and keyboards. While the controversies remain--RPM requires further scientific study, and FC is subject to criticism about confirmation bias--these individuals share powerful stories in the context of aiming for disability rights. The book concludes with a chapter about best practices for educators, particularly for schools and colleges

Book: In Two Worlds


This debut work of fiction sheds light on the inner and outer lives of children with nonspeaking autism, and on their two worlds.

  • Author : Ido Kedar
  • Publisher : Double Buck Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 07 June 2018
  • Category: Autism in children
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 13 : 1732291500

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In Two Worlds Book Summary :

Seven-year-old Anthony has autism. He flaps his hands. He makes strange noises. He can't speak or otherwise communicate his thoughts. Treatments, therapies, and theories about his condition define his daily existence. Yet Anthony isn't improving much. Year after year his remedial lessons drone on. Anthony gets older and taller, but his speech remains elusive and his school lessons never advance. Life seems to be passing him by. Until one day, everything changes. In Two Worlds is a compelling tale, rich with unforgettable characters who are navigating their way through the multitude of theories about autism that for decades have dictated the lives of thousands of children and their families. This debut work of fiction sheds light on the inner and outer lives of children with nonspeaking autism, and on their two worlds. As one of the only works of fiction written by a person with non-speaking autism, it offers readers an unprecedented insider's point-of-view into autism and life in silence, and it does so with warmth, humor and a wickedly sharp intellect.

Book: Out of My Mind


"This is an excellent and timely book which makes a major contribution to this branch of science. It brings together information about the workings of hormones that control almost every aspect of insect physiology.

  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 May 2012
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 13 : 9781416971719

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Score: 4.5
From 171 Ratings

Out of My Mind Book Summary :

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Book: Carly s Voice


One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission

  • Author : Arthur Fleischmann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 27 March 2012
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9781439194164

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Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Carly s Voice Book Summary :

In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter—after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him. At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough. While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online. One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission

Book: Life in Letters


Hear the unheard voices that resonate with magnitude. Life in Letters tells the stories of young, nonspeaking individuals living with autism.

  • Author : Lia Assimakopoulos
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 22 February 2019
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 13 : 1983230162

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Life in Letters Book Summary :

Hear the unheard voices that resonate with magnitude. Life in Letters tells the stories of young, nonspeaking individuals living with autism. As the sister of a nonspeaking autistic, Lia Assimakopoulos witnessed her brother William struggle with the communication barrier, which stymied their sibling relationship for years. After endless research and experimentation, it was a simple, laminated alphabet letterboard that opened up a new world of dialogue for them. By spelling his thoughts out letter by letter, William was able to finally express himself. His breakthrough inspired Assimakopoulos to seek out the stories of others who also spell as their primary form of communication. Using the experiences of other nonspeakers, she debates some of autism's most misunderstood yet important aspects, allowing the voices of each individual to shine through her writing. While autism presents various challenges each day, letterboards allow us to understand that autistics have a unique outlook on life and inspiring stories that deserve to be heard.

Book: We Walk


In this collection of beautiful and raw essays, Amy S. F. Lutz writes openly about her experience—the positive and the negative—as a mother of a now twenty-one-year-old son with severe autism.

  • Author : Amy S. F. Lutz
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 15 October 2020
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 13 : 9781501751417

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We Walk Book Summary :

In this collection of beautiful and raw essays, Amy S. F. Lutz writes openly about her experience—the positive and the negative—as a mother of a now twenty-one-year-old son with severe autism. Lutz's human emotion drives through each page and challenges commonly held ideas that define autism either as a disease or as neurodiversity. We Walk is inspired by her own questions: What is the place of intellectually and developmentally disabled people in society? What responsibilities do we, as citizens and human beings, have to one another? Who should decide for those who cannot decide for themselves? What is the meaning of religion to someone with no abstract language? Exploring these questions, We Walk directly—and humanly—examines social issues such as inclusion, religion, therapeutics, and friendship through the lens of severe autism. In a world where public perception of autism is largely shaped by the "quirky geniuses" featured on television shows like The Big Bang Theory and The Good Doctor, We Walk demands that we center our debates about this disorder on those who are most affected by its impacts.

Book: The Land Called Boring


Written by a non-speaking autistic himself using his letterboard, the author takes readers on his own journey of discovery and self acceptance. The book is beautifully illustrated with pictures of the author himself.

  • Author : Gregory Tino
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 30 June 2019
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 13 : 0464010039

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The Land Called Boring Book Summary :

A young non-speaking autistic boy discovers a way to communicate with the world around him. Written by a non-speaking autistic himself using his letterboard, the author takes readers on his own journey of discovery and self acceptance. The book is beautifully illustrated with pictures of the author himself.