Essential reading for parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum - now revised and expanded.
A REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION
Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr Temple Grandin Award
Autism is a different way of being human. By understanding autistic behaviours as strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies to achieve a better quality of life.
Revised and updated with new material on identity and intersectionality and a chapter on autistic advocacy, Uniquely Human offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that could be life-changing. With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice from thousands of autistic people and their families this is a ground-breaking book by one of the world's leading experts - essential reading for anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum.
'Common sense practical advice based on a forty-year career' - Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain
'Will change our perception and understanding of autism ... I strongly recommend this book to parents and professionals' - Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, is among the world's leading authorities on autism, with more than fifty years of experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant. He is an adjunct professor at Brown University and coauthor of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Prizant has published more than 120 articles and chapters and has received many awards for his career in supporting autistic persons and related disabilities and their families. Dr. Prizant lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife, Dr. Elaine Meyer.
Tom Fields-Meyer is the author of Following Ezra, an account of what he has learned from his autistic son. He teaches at the Extension Writers' Program of UCLA.
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